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December 12, 2014 Published in Courts & Crime, Top Stories

Alexandria Man Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking Of A Child

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Tayron Tyree Weeks, 24, of Alexandria, was sentenced today to 132 months in prison, followed by ten years of supervised release for sex trafficking of a child. The victim was a 14 year-old girl he met at the Braddock Road Metro Station.

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 Sept. 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.

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