Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Lenny Paul Haskins, 34, also known as “2 Much,” of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Richmond, California, was sentenced today to 40 years in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release, for sex trafficking of a child. The court also ordered Haskins to pay $538,250 in restitution to the victims and to forfeit $738,250 to the United States.
Haskins pleaded guilty on January 8, 2015. According to court documents, since at least 2005, Haskins has been a pimp and has derived his income primarily from prostituting women and girls in numerous cities and states. By 2012, Haskins was regularly prostituting victims in northern Virginia. The United States discovered 17 women and girls who were prostituted by Haskins in the past few years. Two of the victims were less than 18 years old, and one was only 15 years old. When recruiting women and girls to prostitute, Haskins frequently would fail to mention that he would take all or nearly all of the money that these women would earn from prostitution. Haskins typically made false promises to the women and girls whom he prostituted.
Haskins frequently provided drugs to the women and girls whom he prostituted and some of the women and girls prostituted by Haskins were or became addicted to drugs. Haskins instructed the women and girls whom he prostituted to call him “daddy.” Some of the women prostituted by Haskins were tattooed with Haskins’s moniker: “2 Much.” Haskins sometimes isolated women and girls whom he prostituted from their families and from each other as a means of preventing them from leaving Haskins.
Haskins obtained sex customers for the women and girls he prostituted by posting advertisements on Internet sites such as Backpage.com, Eros.com, Cityvibe.com, and MyRedBook.com. Thousands of customers called the listed telephone numbers to arrange to perform commercial sex acts with the women and girls prostituted by Haskins.
Haskins set a monetary quota that the victims whom he prostituted were required to meet each day. For example, in some places, Haskins required these women and girls to earn $1,000 per day from prostitution, and provide him with these proceeds. When Haskins was incarcerated, he continued to run his prostitution business from jail.
Around June 2014, two minor victims encountered Haskins at a hotel around Sacramento, California, where they were prostituting. Both were runaways from foster care. Haskins provided marijuana to them and eventually recruited them to work for him. Haskins prostituted them in California, Utah, and Virginia.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Fairfax County Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Frank is prosecuting the case.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:14-CR-432.