The leader of a human trafficking ring, Miguel Scott Arnold, age 33, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, for his role in a human trafficking operation.
He was convicted of
(1) conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion
(2) sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion
(3) conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana
(4) possession with intent to distribute heroin
Arnold was part of a significant sex trafficking operation that exploited over 20 victims, including juveniles. Arnold and his co-conspirators coerced the sex trafficking victims through fraud, physical assault, the deprivation of heroin to addicted victims, and threats of violence.
Arnold and his co-conspirators would frequently solicit women to engage in prostitution by lying to them about the services that they would be expected to perform. Arnold and his co-conspirators would also target victims who were vulnerable by virtue of their age, financial insecurity, or drug addiction.
At least three victims of the conspiracy were minors, one as young as 14 years old. Arnold and the others would take the majority of the money made during the course of the prostitution business, and distributed drugs to the women, including heroin.
In addition to Arnold, four others were charged.
- Tevin Bynoe, age 27, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion
- Terrence Hawkins, age 26, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion
Those two are still awaiting sentencing.
- Joshua Guity-Nunez, age 31, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, and was sentenced to 15 years’
- Emonie Murphy, age 23, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion and was sentenced to six years.
Miguel Scott Arnold (now known as inmate 223844) is now housed in the York County Prison. The facility has a maximum of 2,400 beds.
The York County Prison roster or mugshots are no longer available online. York County gave the following statement to address why the roster is no longer available to the public online: “York County Prison removed its inmate roster from the county’s website after review of a lawsuit filed against Bucks County regarding criminal history. Pending appeals and further review, York County will keep the roster off its website until further notice.”