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Nottingham Man Among 5 to Plead Guilty in Sex Trafficking Case

The Nottingham man admitted to transporting a 14-year-old girl to locations so she could be sold for sex, officials said.

Five people admitted to their involvement in human trafficking in the Towson area.
Five people admitted to their involvement in human trafficking in the Towson area.
Five people have pleaded guilty in connection with the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl in the Towson area last summer, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.

Eric "E" Evans, 35, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty Monday to sex trafficking of a minor, the report stated. Three others—including a Nottingham resident—previously admitted they used the internet to engage the minor in prostitution, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported:
  • Cheralyn Crawford aka "Rachel," 25, of Baltimore, took pictures of the victim in sexually explicit poses.
  • Jeffrey Clark aka "Cripple on a Budget," 43, of Nottingham, transported the victim to motels, stores and restaurants in the Towson area.
  • Craig Judy, 29, of Baltimore, paid for online prostitution advertisements using Green Dot cards with money the victim earned performing sex acts.
The case was brought forth after undercover officers saw a picture of the victim on a website advertising prostitution and called the number posted online to make a "date," according to a report from the FBI.

After arranging to meet under the guise of a date, members of the Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force recovered the girl from a motel on Joppa Road on June 17, 2013, according to the report.

Investigators learned that the victim had been performing commercial sex acts at the location for approximately four days under the direction of Kenneth "Kenny" Ronald Robinson, who provided instructions for the others involved in the case to engage the teen in prostitution, the report said.

For his role, Robinson, 52, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor last month, the FBI reported.

Robinson introduced the victim to Evans, who paid for the teen's hotel rooms, collected her earnings for commercial sex acts, took explicit photos of the victim and posted them online to advertise her prostitution services, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Evans will be sentenced to between 120 and 140 months in prison, or approximately 10 years, if the court accepts his guilty plea, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Sentencing is slated for September.

Robinson faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and up to life in prison for sex trafficking, according to theFBI, which reports his sentencing will also be in September.

Crawford, Clark and Judy face a maximum sentence of five years in prison apiece, with sentencing in August. Crawford, who was also engaged in performing commercial sex acts, was released from jail under the supervision of U.S. Pretrial Services, while the others remain detained, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.

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