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Press Release

South Carolina Woman Sentenced for Prostituting Minor

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

NORFOLK, Va. – Doriean Barberi, 37, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced today to 188 months in prison for transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution purposes.

Barberi pleaded guilty on May 7, 2015. According to court documents, Barberi was first identified by the Virginia Beach Police Department in September 2014 after  Barberi had posted advertisements on the Internet for herself and a 17 year old minor offering their sexual services at a local hotel.  Upon being interviewed, Barberi and the minor confirmed that they drove into Virginia several days earlier and first worked in Suffolk before moving to Virginia Beach.  Barberi set up the appointments for the minor and the minor gave Barberi all of the money she was paid for having sex with customers.  Barberi used the money, in part, to promote her aspiring rap music career.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; John S. Adams, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office; and James A. Cervera, Chief of Virginia Beach Police, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth M. Yusi 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. 2:14-cr-162.


Updated February 4, 2016