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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Monday, February 5, 2018

Fayetteville Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

GREENVILLE – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, before United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank, DAQUANJRA TASHA WHITE, 28, of Fayetteville,  pled guilty to one count of Sex Trafficking of Children.

During the defendant’s guilty plea hearing, the Government summarized the evidence supporting the defendant’s guilty plea.  Throughout the fall of 2015 into 2016, WHITE met the minor on Facebook, struck up conversations about WHITE’s escorting services, and convinced the minor to meet with her.  When the minor got together with WHITE, she took pictures of her(in various stages of undress), posted those pictures on Backpage, took the victim or arranged for her transport to various hotels, arranged for her to have sex for money with men, and took portions of the monies collected.  WHITE told the minor what to charge and what to do, even stating the girl worked for her. 

At sentencing, the defendant faces not more than life in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fayetteville Police Department conducted the investigation of this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 5, 2018