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Lithuanian Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Sex Trafficking of a Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Giedre Ruseckaite, 24, a Lithuanian citizen who has resided in Nevada, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for sex trafficking of a child.

Ruseckaite pleaded guilty on June 26, 2015. According to court documents, Ruseckaite was the girlfriend and most trusted assistant of Lenny Paul Haskins, 34, of Las Vegas, who was recently sentenced to 40 years in prison for sex trafficking of a child. She assisted Haskins in sex trafficking and prostituting two teenage girls, one of whom was 15 years old and the other was 17 years old. Haskins frequently provided women and girls who were prostituted with various drugs, including marijuana, ecstasy, liquor, a drug known as “molly,” a drug concoction known as “lean,” and other controlled substances so that they could work longer without sleep.

While Haskins was incarcerated he continued to run his sex trafficking business from jail.  With the assistance of Ruseckaite, proceeds from the sex trafficking conspiracy were forwarded to Haskins while he was in jail so that he could purchase items and make telephone calls.  Because jail calls are monitored, Haskins would give instructions via code words.  Ruseckaite helped Haskins operate his venture in numerous ways, including assisting in the rental of hotel rooms where victims were prostituted; assisting in the collection of prostitution proceeds from victims; transporting victims; purchasing and distributing condoms to victims; advising the victims on how to perform sex acts; and assisting in the creation and posting of prostitution advertisements on Internet websites.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Paul M. Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office with substantial assistance from the Fairfax County Police Department and the Herndon Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Frank prosecuted the case.

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. 1:15-CR-157.


Updated November 30, 2015

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