Pennsylvania Sex-Trafficking Suspect Due in Court

A western Pennsylvania man who fled to Mississippi after he was indicted last month on child sex trafficking charges is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.

The FBI and federal marshals caught up to 34-year-old Mario Grisom, of Homestead, on July 7. That's when he was found in Columbus, Mississippi.

Grisom was arrested in Pittsburgh in May when local authorities busted an online prostitution operation that was using hotels in the suburbs of West Homestead and Monroeville.

Federal investigators took over the case and charged Grisom with trafficking in a runaway girl earlier this year, and with promoting sex by another minor in 2012.

Grisom was jailed in Mississippi until he was returned to Pittsburgh, where he remains in custody. His initial appearance is set for Thursday.

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