A man arrested in Iowa, convicted of sex trafficking

August 3, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Sex trafficking Iowa Case iCognative by Brainwave Science


Antoinne Lee Washington was found guilty of sex trafficking by force or coercion and of transportation for prostitution. The verdict came Wednesday, after a three-day trial in U.S. District Court in Des Moinesю. He will be sentenced in U.S. District Court on December 5th. According to officials, ‘During trial, the government presented evidence that Washington had a relationship with the victim for several years, during which time the victim engaged in commercial sex acts for Washington’s financial benefit’.

33-year-old Antoinne Lee Washington was arrested in September after his victim called Urbandale police from a local hotel. At first, Police thought it was a case of domestic assault. But after finding the evidence they found out Washington had been forcing the woman to have sex with others for money for several years. So, the FBI was called into the case. According to investigators, he beat and burned the woman and threatened more violence if she did not do what he told her to do.


Unfortunately, slavery didn’t end with its abolition in the 19th century. Instead, it has changed its forms and continues to harm people all over the world. Today slavery is more about being exploited and completely controlled by someone else, without being able to leave. And the name of the modern slavery is human trafficking. Every country faces this problem every day trying to improve law and enforcement areas.

And the USA isn’t an exception to this question. The case of Washington shows that human trafficking can be ‘invisible’ for law enforcement agencies for years. But modern technologies may improve such situation and solve a lot of problems in this area.



Today we have numbers of technologies and solutions that can change our life considerably and Brainwave Science offers one of them. iCognative is a powerful security solution uniquely suited for agencies looking to enhance or upgrade from traditional investigative practices. iCognative provided only by Brainwave Science is a modern, fully automated and easy to use technology that can accurately confirm if the information is stored in a suspect’s memory or not.

iCognative is a 45 minutes test based on measuring patterns of a specific brain response called P300/P300 MERMER. The technology can help to gain valuable information that can lead to prosecution or uncovering more criminal ties of the suspect. iCognative can bring valuable intelligence for solving the case of Washington’ involvement in the crime. In order to conduct a test on a suspect, a test case needs to be built. The investigative agent will use both known (relevant), as well as confidential information (only known to the perpetrator and investigating agencies) input it into iCognative system. For example, in Washington’ case, it could be the date and time of victims’ disappearing several years ago, the pictures of the crime scene, pictures of victim’s injuries, the names and pictures of ‘customers’ of her ‘services’, names of hotels where she lived etc. This information, used as stimuli in the form of words, phrases or pictures, depending on its availability, will be flashed to the suspect on a monitor. iCognative system will collect brain responses to each stimulus. At the end of the test, the fully automated software will determine with 99.9% accuracy if the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect.

The use of iCognative by Brainwave Science can help to solve this case and quickly to find out if Antoinne Lee Washington knows hidden details of this crime. With the help of this scientific and unique technology, the perpetrator as well as his supporters and co-conspirators can be put behind bars to provide justice to victims of his crimes.

Main Source:

The Des Moines Register

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The Des Moines Register