A Shoreline sex offender was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for forcing a woman into prostitution and taking her between Washington and Oregon for her "dates."
U.S. District Judge James Robart also sentenced Joseph McDaniels, 43, to three years of supervised release, according to a statement from the Justice Department.
McDaniels pleaded guilty in September to interstate transportation for prostitution. An indictment alleged that between August 2011 and April 2012, McDaniels advertised the 22-year-old woman on Backpage.com, took her to prostitution dates, took all of her money and supplied her with drugs, the Justice Department said.
“He threatened to harm her and her family, and in December 2011, McDaniels was arrested and later convicted in state court for assaulting the woman. He was arrested again in May 2012 after he had taken her to Portland, Ore., for prostitution, and then attempted to have the woman withdraw a state-issued no contact order against him,” the statement said.
According to court filings, McDaniels is a registered sex offender and had completed serving a 15-year sentence for a series of robberies in the mid-1990s when he was released from state prison in early 2011.
This case was investigated by the Kent Police Department, Auburn Police Department, and the FBI’s Innocence Lost Task Force, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ye-Ting Woo and Trial Attorney Daniel H. Weiss of the Civil Rights Division’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.