Guilty Plea In Sex Trafficking Case
PHILADELPHIA – Christian Dior Womack, a/k/a “Gucci Prada,” 30, of Chester, PA, pleaded guilty today to all counts in connection with sex trafficking females for prostitution. Womack decided to plead guilty during jury selection. He operated a prostitution venture, in Philadelphia and elsewhere, recruiting young females, one of whom was a minor, to work as prostitutes. He also engaged in acts of physical violence, coercion, and threats of physical harm to maintain the participation of the females. He pleaded guilty today to sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking by force.
Charged with Womack was Rashidah Brice, a/k/a “Camille,” a/k/a “Milly,” 24, also of Chester, PA. As part of their venture, Womack and Brice allegedly created internet advertisements in which they advertised these females as available for purchase for purposes of prostitution. The advertisements featured pictures of the females scantily clad, and provided a phone number to call to arrange a meeting with the females. Brice previously pleaded guilty.
A sentencing date for Womack has not yet been scheduled. A sentencing hearing for Brice is scheduled for August 21, 2014. Both defendants face a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, five years of supervised release, and possible fines.
The case was investigated by the FBI, the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit, and the Tinicum Township Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Michelle Morgan and Melanie Babb Wilmoth.
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