A Northern Virginia attorney was charged with underage sex trafficking after authorities alleged he paid numerous underage high school girls to have sex.
Arlington’s Matthew Erausquin was overturned in federal court in Alexandria Thursday.
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According to an affidavit from the Fairfax County Police, the investigation began in May 2019 when a student reported to the police that a man in his forties paid two victims $ 1,000 for a threesome.
The affidavit states that victims aged 16 and 17 from three local high schools engage in commercial sexual activities with Erausquin.
He met some of his victims through a website called seekarrangement.com, which links “Sugar Fathers” to “Sugar Babies”.
The girls said they were at least 18 years old. But the affidavit says he had reason to know the girls were underage, including the fact that they still had braces. The affidavit also states that he met some of the girls’ real age groups after they were 18 and was not surprised that they were minors when they first engaged in sex.
No lawyer for Erausquin is listed on court records who did not return a phone call or email asking for comment on Thursday.