Woodbridge Gang Member Sentenced For Aiding in Sex Trafficking
Michael Tavon Jefferies acted as a bodyguard for his gang's prostitution business that trafficked high school girls.
Woodbridge gang member Michael "Loc" Jefferies, 21, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for acting as a bodyguard for his gang's prostitution business that trafficked high school girls, reported Neil MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Jefferies pled guilty to the sex trafficking of a juvenile on April 12. Jefferies, a member of the Underground Gangster Crips in Fairfax County, helped the gang traffick teens and adults between November of 2011 and January of 2012 by acting as a bodyguard and splitting the proceeds between himself and another member of the UGC.
Jefferies funded a Backpage.com advertisement and hotel rooms for one of the juvenile sex workers.
After serving his prison sentence, Jefferies will have a supervised release period of five years.
Fellow gang member Christopher Sylvia, of Springfield, faces his sentencing on July 20.