Two Plead Guilty to Prostituting 16-Year-Old Girl Throughout Midwest

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A Minneapolis pimp and his female associate entered guilty pleas yesterday in St. Louis  involving their transportation and prostitution of a minor.

According to the facts filed with the court, Jane Doe met Maurice Alexander and Latoshia Norris in the Minneapolis area circa May 2010. Doe told them she was seventeen years old, but she was actually sixteen. Alexander later invited Doe to live with him and Norris after she was abandoned on the street by a third party. The pair bought her food and clothing. They also trained her to work as a prostitute, and Alexander supplied her with marijuana and alcohol. Doe told investigators that Alexander was her pimp and kept the proceeds when she was paid for sex.

Alexander took the show on the road, driving Doe and Norris to Des Moines, Indianapolis and Kansas City (among other cities) and advertising their services on the online classified site Backpage.com. (Backpage.com is owned by Village Voice Media, parent company of Riverfront Times. Over the past year, VVM has worked with authorities to weed out illegal activity on the site.)

Eventually Doe left Alexander and Norris and moved to St. Louis. When she departed, she left them a letter revealing her true age.

Alexander and Norris continued their travels, and sometime between August and September 2010, they reunited with Doe in St. Louis. According to federal authorities, the trio decided to post advertisements in Indianapolis for Norris and Doe to solicit for commercial sex. Alexander drove the females to an Indiana hotel, but they did not meet any potential customers so he drove Doe back to St. Louis and they parted ways again.

Maurice Dontae Alexander, 24, and Latoshia Norris, 25, both of Minneapolis, were indicted in March. Each pleaded guilty to one felony count of enticement to engage in prostitution before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. Sentencing is set for September 9; each could receive up to twenty years in prison and/or pay fines up to $250,000. 

Assistant United States Attorney Noelle Collins is handling the case; the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Louis County Police Department aided in the probe.
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Loveamg_amgloveme
Loveamg_amgloveme

I am a very nice respectful woman who will never harm no one I don't have the guts I have a 2yr old daughter and I wouldn't never harm her I really don't no what this lil girl(karina)is talking bout cause I don't do drugs at all I barely drink unless I go out so why would I make someone do drugs that's not me she must be tryna cover up for the real man tomorey her bf in st.louis who had her drugged up off heroin but not me and my Jb never we never put ourselves around druggies so she need to stop lying tryna make us look bad when were not these bad people y'all make us out to be yea we made bad choices in our life but never this bad I will never make someone do something they don't wont and besides karina new how to do everything under the sun she is not this good girl she is a really good lier and I don't no why she would wont to do this to me I never taught her how do nothing that's why she always ran off and left stealing all my belongings I never answered a phone for her I never would hurt her I use to ask her all the time about her love ones and she would tell me her foster dad who lived in duluth mn would rape her and make shoot up heroin that he was a lawyer and no one would believe her me being a woman with a heart bad for her now look at what im going threw

Red1_7414
Red1_7414

This is the man in question and I never beat u or anyone up ever! I never force u to do anything and u lied about your age when I first met u just like u did to everybody else. U were already smokin weed and drinkin so I never kept you druged up and I never made you do anything you didn't want to do! You could have left at any time. Im facin six years in prison and made to be this bad guy because every body hypin up the story and makin it worse. All in all im a better person because of it. Ill do ma time, get out, and get back to life so fuck you and everyone talkin shit!

Your Momma
Your Momma

Okay, Freedom of Speech Nuts: Justify This One....

"Alexander took the show on the road, driving Doe and Norris to Des Moines, Indianapolis and Kansas City (among other cities) and advertising their services on the online classified site Backpage.com."

Not the first time backpages.com play a part in the sexual exploitation of our children!

anonymous
anonymous

a sixteen year old girl is sexually mature

the idea that they are children without any agency is a modern bullshit construct

Korina Marshall
Korina Marshall

well i am tht sixteen little girl!!! and it didnt happen like they said!! i got beat up by my bf on the side of the road wen i just turned 16 and reece (maurice) saw me i didnt kno wat a pimp was i had never even heard of backpages. he told me i was to pretty to be wondering around on the streets in my pjs and slippers crying. toshia wasnt there yet so he took me to get some shoes, and food and afew outfits. i thought he was just trying to be nice but wen i told him i wanted to leave he said tht i owed him money. thts wen i met latoshia. she took all my calls and sat in with me so she could get my money and give it to reece. wen we went out of town i had no way to get home. so who ever the fuck annonymous is you shouldnt spean on shit you dont know ass hole!!! you think if you hav a 15 or 16 year old daughter she is capable and responsible enough to have sex with a grown man??? obviously society does not agree with you otherwise  you wouldnt have to be 18 to be an adult you fucking dumb ass!! and they had a bunch of other girls to but they were to scared to talk. so i hope and pray that i saved at least ones life!!! ps u lose your sexual maturity wen a grown ass man and his baby momma are drugging u!!! keep ur fucking opinions to yourself!!! an i do agree i am mature enough to decide who i wanna have sex with, on the other hand it is absolutely not ok for any one to force another person to have sex with guys n if she doesnt make the right amount get beaten. ur right i guess i had choices in this scenario u dick!!!

THE ANGEL
THE ANGEL

what trips me out the most is that females get into this game being willing participants but as soon as the going gets rough or shit hits the fan they can easily play the victim because u have a whole bunch of suckas and squares looking to put away "just another pimp".it really trips me out.......i know 16 year olds that are sharper then alot of older people.i was one of them....but at the same time fuckin with these minors must end.thats why the game is in peril now.and even though the sale of sex will never end...it seems that every generation gives birth to some fuckin idiots that actually believe they can stop it...smh.DAMN FOOLS!!! korinna take responsibilty for your part ...u know u werent as much as a victim as the d.a. wanted u to portray yourself to be.....

Ashley Black49
Ashley Black49

korina marshall is a patological liar. i kno personally she told my friends she was of age. she asked to go out of town wit them they didnt force her to do anything. she told them that her stepdad which is a well known lawyer in mpls was raping her. she made up all these stories about him. kno shes making up stories about these two innocent ppl.

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