Richmond: man sentenced for trafficking juvenile victims

Correll Hackett (Photo provided by RPD)

A Richmond man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to trafficking two juvenile victims, the Richmond Police Department announced today.

Correll Hackett will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life as part of the sentence, which follows a lengthy criminal investigation into human trafficking occurring in Richmond, RPD said.

RPD said its Bravo Unit, which has built relationships within areas of the city plagued by human trafficking, followed Hackett’s activities for several months in coordination with domestic violence detectives, the county District Attorney’s Office and victim advocates.

After building a strong case, Hackett was charged with the crimes and “multiple juvenile sex trafficking victims were taken off the street and placed in contact with specialty trained advocates and service providers,” police said.