MAYS LANDING– On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Kal Mitchell, 31, of Somers Point pleaded guilty before the Honorable Patricia Wild to Second Degree Conspiracy to Promote Prostitution of a Minor for his role in a scheme involving juvenile prostitution in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Mitchell admitted that on various dates between July 2015 and September 2015, he and co-defendant, Saleem Reynolds agreed to promote the prostitution of minors in and around the Atlantic City area.
In exchange for Mitchell’s guilty plea, the State has recommended that he serve 5 years in New Jersey State Prison and have no contact with the victims. Mitchell is scheduled for sentencing on July 27, 2018.
Co-defendant, Saleem Reynolds previously pled guilty to the Second Degree Conspiracy to Promote Prostitution of a Minor charge in June 2017 and was sentenced in December 2017 to 7 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The charges were the result of a four-month long investigation conducted by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force. The State is represented by Acting Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle S. Buckley.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.