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Two Men Sentenced for Multi-State Sex Trafficking Rings in St. Louis, Hazelwood

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Both men will be on supervised release for life after transporting women to multiple states to sell them for sex.
Two men were sentenced Wednesday to more than 50 months in prison each for operating separate, multi-state human sex-trafficking operations in St. Louis and Hazelwood, according to the United States Attorney's Office.

Barry Wimberly, 45, of Hazelwood, pleaded guilty to pimping out numerous women, transporting them to Missouri, Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota, Georgia and Florida to sell them for sex.

See also: Cops: Sex Trafficker Anton Morris Sold Girls at Motel Until They Escaped Through Window

United States District Judge Henry Autrey sentenced Wimberly to 57 months in prison and supervised release for life for transporting five female victims from five states to Missouri and back for prostitution. Wimberly ran his trafficking operation out of various locations in Hazelwood.

Police discovered Jamall Brown, 31, of Chicago, was trafficking women to Chicago, St. Louis and Denver last summer when he beat one of his female victims so badly that he fractured her nose. She'd wanted to stop working as a prostitute, she told St. Louis Metropolitan Police, so Brown broke her face and dropped her off at a St. Louis hospital.

Judge Autrey sentenced Brown to 51 months in prison and a lifetime on supervised release for trafficking two women and selling them for sex by advertising them online.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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11 comments
fraque
fraque

If both of these guys are black, why the picture of a handcuffed white male? You didn't have a similar picture for blacks so you used one of your staff's booking photos?

BirdsFan77
BirdsFan77

Man, here is some fucked up shit. Like, hmmm, damn. We should hang this fucking douche in public, by his testes and raping tool until he rot's. I am one of those tree hungers too, this fucker deserves the execution by bullet, that Missouri has been talking about...or a bullet to the head. I have the sudden urge to listen to Rage!

Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan

A little over two years is not Punishment enough, they are animals, lock 'em up and throw away the key.

Matthew Thebeau
Matthew Thebeau

Why isn't this slavery and a capital offense? These men attempted to take the lives of these women. Until the punishment fits the crime this will continue. Both these "men" will be beating women and forcing them into prostitution again in two years. Ridiculous.

Lefonda
Lefonda

Q;  Was isn't this called "sex slavery"?

A: Because it's Black men making slaves of women. The "poverty pimps reverends'" ignore that part of the oppression.

Kerry Vining Allen
Kerry Vining Allen

Seriously 50 months?? That's just not even close to enough...wth???

Yvan Carr-Chua
Yvan Carr-Chua

Wow, that punishment is a joke. Supervision will not stop one of these guys from killing a girl in less than 5 years. :-(

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