JUDGE: Man Charged In Child Sex Ring Should Be Behind Bars

A federal judge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has ruled that a Russian-American entrepreneur must remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of leading a child-sex ring.

U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin on Thursday said a magistrate judge was wrong to grant bail to 38-year-old Andrew Mogilyansky, of Richboro.

McLaughlin calls Mogilyansky a flight risk and says he has enough money to take his family with him.

Mogilyansky holds dual Russian and U.S. citizenship. He is accused of luring young teenage girls at a Russian orphanage into prostitution and sharing in the profits.

The magistrate judge had ruled Wednesday that Mogilyansky could be released on bail pending trial. Prosecutors appealed that decision.

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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 13, 2008 at 08:51 PM
    A judge with common sense, rather rare.
  • by hope Location: NC on Dec 13, 2008 at 06:47 PM
    Thank God for the federal judge. I realize people are innocent until proven guilty, yet there must be some pretty incriminating evidence here. Our children must be protected at all cost. Way to go Feds!

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