Woman Sentenced for Federal Witness Tampering in Relation to Trial for Gang-Related Murder and Multistate Drug Trafficking Ring
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Tayron Tyree Weeks, 24, of Alexandria, was sentenced today to 132 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release for sex trafficking of a child.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., Chief of Police of the Fairfax County Police Department; and Earl L. Cook, Chief of Police of the Alexandria Police Department, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, III.
Weeks pleaded guilty on September 18, 2014. According to court documents, Weeks met the victim at the Braddock Road Metro Station and then took her to a friend’s apartment in Alexandria, where Weeks engaged in sexual acts with the victim. Weeks then asked the victim if she was interested in earning money by selling her body, and Weeks encouraged her to do so. The victim told Weeks that she was only 14 years old, and Weeks responded “money is money,” and “you might as well get paid for something most girls do for free.” The victim eventually contacted police and an undercover detective, posing as a teenage girl, started conversing with Weeks about Weeks’s desire to prostitute the undercover detective.
Weeks informed a friend that he intended to prostitute some girls, and this man told Weeks that that would be “sex trafficking,” that sex trafficking was unlawful and immoral, and that this conduct would likely result in Weeks being imprisoned. Weeks responded that he did not think that the police would catch him.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the Fairfax County Police Department, and the Alexandria Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Frank is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:14-cr-313.