New Jersey man sentenced 2 years for transporting women to Virginia for prostitution

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 18:30:50-05

NORFOLK, Va. – A New Jersey man was sentenced Friday for transporting two women to Virginia for prostitution.

According to court documents, in April 2020, Rockwell Woodrow Pohlig, 30, took two women to the eastern district of Virginia, after having convinced one of the women that she was in a relationship with him and that they would open a business together.

Officials say Pohlig also told the other woman that she was indebted to him because he had recently paid the funeral expenses for her family member.

Once the women were in Virginia, officials say Pohlig told them that they needed to earn money by telling one to prostitute online. Court documents say Pohlig then paid for a third woman to fly to Virginia to engage in prostitution.

At the time of the incident, Pohlig was on supervision in New Jersey for an unrelated offense.

Pohlig was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.