New York Man, Berry Norman Charged with Attempted Sex Trafficking of Two Minors
NEWARK, N.J (STL.News) A New York man is scheduled to make his initial appearance today on charges that he attempted to engage in sex trafficking of two minors and transported the minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
Berry Norman, 32, is charged in a three-count complaint with attempted sex trafficking of two minors and transporting the minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity. He is scheduled to appear by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor this afternoon.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On Feb. 24, 2021, Norman enticed the victims, both minors, to travel with him from Ohio to New Jersey. On Feb. 25, 2021, Norman housed the victims in a hotel in Hudson County, New Jersey. Norman allegedly attempted to convince the victims to engage in commercial sex acts. Norman told the victims that they could “get paid” for having sex with men and for performing sexually explicit “shows” on the computer. The victims declined. On Feb. 27, 2021, Norman engaged in sex acts with one victim.