A Boston man who faces as much as life in prison on federal charges in Massachusetts that he was part of a group that transported children to many states to prostitute them was arrested in Maine on Friday.

Raymond Jeffreys, 26, is one of seven people accused in a 15-count indictment in U.S. District Court in Boston on charges related to sex trafficking of children from as long ago as 2006 to as recently as last month.

Jeffreys, also known as “Skame Dollarz,” “Skame” and “Frenchy,” is accused of trafficking children for commercial sex to states including California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey and Rhode Island, according to court records.

After Jeffreys was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service, he was brought to U.S. District Court in Portland to make an initial appearance to be advised of his rights. Judge Jon Levy ordered Jeffreys held temporarily and remanded back to the custody of the Marshals Service.

Jeffreys was not required to enter a plea and will ultimately face the charges in the Boston court.

The indictment does not include specifics of the allegations against the seven defendants other than the charges against them, and generally when and where the offenses occurred.

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