Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking a 15-Year-Old Girl
Sent the Girl and from Las Vegas to Virginia to be Prostituted
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Lenny Paul Haskins, aka “2 Much,” 34, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Richmond, California, pleaded guilty today to 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; and Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton.
Haskins faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, since at least 2005, Haskins has been a pimp and has derived his income primarily from prostituting women and girls. Haskins has prostituted women and girls in numerous cities and states, including New York, Nevada, Maryland, Louisiana, Tennessee, Colorado, Utah, California, and various places in Virginia (including Herndon, Reston, Vienna, Sterling, Falls Church, Tysons Corner, Dulles, Fairfax County, Arlington, and Alexandria).
Around June 2014, Haskins encountered two juveniles at a hotel around Sacramento, California. One was 15 years old and the other was 17 years old. Both were runaways from foster care. Haskins provided marijuana and eventually recruited them to prostitute for him. Once he recruited them, Haskins performed sex acts with the victims.
In August 2014, Haskins instructed the victims to take a bus to Herndon, Virginia, for the purposes of being prostituted there. Haskins arranged for advertisements to be posted on the Internet site Backpage.com to obtain sex customers for the juveniles. The juveniles sent prostitution proceeds to Haskins using various money transfer businesses. The Las Vegas Police Department arrested Haskins in August 2014 but he continued to call the victims and give them directions from jail.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Fairfax County 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-432.