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Final member of sex trafficking ring pleads guilty to prostituting minor

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Keiawn Demarco McDonald - pleaded guilty to charges of sex trafficking of a child.

Keiawn Demarco McDonald – pleaded guilty to charges of sex trafficking of a child.

NORFOLK, Va. – The seventh and final member of a sex trafficking ring pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of sex trafficking a child.

A plea agreement states that 23-year-old Keiawn Demarco McDonald, who is a member of the Bloods street gang, recruited a minor girl to become a prostitute in the fall of 2015.

McDonald took pictures of the girl, posted ads for her sex services online and arranged prostitution appointments for her at various hotels in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.

According to the Department of Justice, McDonald also told the victim how to conduct act with customers and monitored her activity through text messages during her appointments. He made the victim give her all of the money she made from her prostitution activities.

McDonald was indicted on March 9 and faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison. He will be sentenced on December 10.


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