Prostitution kingpin convicted in Tompkins County

By Matt Hicks

Prostitution kingpin convicted in Tompkins County

March 26, 2013 Updated Mar 27, 2013 at 1:12 AM EDT

Town of Lansing, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A man investigators say was at the center of a prostitution ring extending into Tompkins County is convicted just three days after his arrest.

According to the Tompkins County District Attorney, Eric Oliver, 29, formerly of Liverpool, N.Y., was convicted Tuesday of promoting prostitution in the fourth degree.

Oliver -- who goes by the alias "Mahn" -- was charged after investigators found he was running an enterprise that trafficked young women from Onondaga County to Tompkins County for prostitution.

Oliver was arrested Saturday near the EconoLodge in the town of Lansing where he had rented rooms for the prostitutes.

Oliver is scheduled for sentencing on April 2.

The district attorney's office is seeking nine months of jail time.