CALIFORNIA MOTHER AND SON PLEAD GUILTY IN CONNECTION WITH SEX TRAFFICKING OF JUVENILES
Juvenile Brought from California to Washington to Work as Prostitute
MARK McGLOVER, 25, and his mother, CYNTHIA McGLOVER, 48 , both of Inglewood, California, pleaded guilty Friday, September 14, 2007, in U.S. District Court in Seattle in connection with the sex trafficking of juveniles. MARK McGLOVER pleaded guilty to two counts of Involuntary Servitude and CYNTHIA McGLOVER pleaded guilty to Interstate Transportation in Furtherance of Prostitution. A third defendant, Adrian Nelson, is being sought by law enforcement in connection with the case.
According to court records, MARK McGLOVER was arrested in California on October 30, 2006, after being indicted by a grand jury in Seattle. In his plea agreement, MARK McGLOVER admits that between December 2005, and October 2006, he forced a juvenile to work as a prostitute for him. MARK McGLOVER admits that he brought the juvenile to the Seattle area from California and forced the juvenile to work for him as a prostitute. The juvenile was forced to turn over as much as $500 per day to MARK McGLOVER. MARK McGLOVER threatened to harm the juvenile if the juvenile did not comply. CYNTHIA McGLOVER admits in her plea agreement that she purchased a bus ticket for the juvenile, in a fake name, so that the juvenile could travel to Seattle to work for her son as a prostitute.
In August 2006, MARK McGLOVER joined with fugitive Adrian Nelson, forcing two other juveniles into prostitution for the adults’ financial gain. One of the juveniles was taken to Oregon to work as a prostitute. MARK McGLOVER provided alcohol and marijuana to the juveniles to coerce them to work as prostitutes.
Under the terms of the plea agreements, CYNTHIA McGLOVER will be sentenced to two years of probation with three months of home detention. If U.S. District Judge James L. Robart rejects that sentence, the parties can withdraw from the plea agreement. MARK McGLOVER faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced by Judge Robart on December 17, 2007.
The case was investigated by the FBI, the Seattle Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ye-Ting Woo and Jill Otake.
For additional information please contact Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney’s Office, at (206) 553-4110.