Indictment Charges Individuals with Sex Trafficking Females
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 01, 2013|
PHILADELPHIA—Christian Dior Womack, a/k/a “Gucci Prada,” 28, of Chester, Pennsylvania, and Rashidah Brice, a/k/a “Camille,” a/k/a “Milly,” 23, of Chester, Pennsylvania, are charged by indictment, unsealed today, with sex trafficking females, one of whom was a minor, for prostitution, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, the defendants operated a prostitution venture in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere and, as part of the operation of that business, recruited young females to work as prostitutes for them between May 25, 2012 and June 11, 2012. The indictment further alleges that the defendants engaged in acts of physical violence and threats of physical harm to maintain the participation of females in their prostitution business. They are charged with sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking by force.
As part of their venture, Womack and Brice allegedly created Internet advertisements in which they advertised these females as available for purchase for purposes of prostitution. The advertisements featured pictures of the females scantily clad and provided a phone number to call to arrange a meeting with the females.
If convicted of all charges, the defendants each face a mandatory minimum sentenced of 15 years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, five years of supervised release, and possible fines.
The case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Morgan.
An indictment, information, or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.