BALTIMORE - Kenneth Ronald Robinson, 52, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl, announced the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Thursday.
Cheralyn “Rachel” Crawford, 25, Craig Judy, 29, of Baltimore, and Jeffrey Clark, 43, of Nottingham, also pleaded guilty to similar charges last week in connection with the same case.
On June 17, 2013, the Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force found a 14-year-old girl in a motel on Joppa Road in Baltimore after authorities found an online advertisement for the teen on a prostitution website . The teen had been performing sexual acts for four days, authorities said.
Undercover officers arranged a "date" with the teen through the advertisement.
Sentencing for Robinson, who faces a mandatory sentence of 10 years, will be held September 11, 2014. Crawford, Judy, and Clark, face a maximum of five years in prison and will be sentenced in August, according to a press released issued by the Justice Department.
From the release:
Judy admitted that he reloaded pre-paid Green Dot cards used to pay for advertisements for prostitution on the Internet website with the commercial sex earnings of the minor victim and co-defendant Crawford, who was also a prostitute. A subsequent search of Clark’s cellular phone revealed that it contained photos of both the minor victim and Crawford used on the Internet website’s commercial sex advertisements. At Robinson’s direction, Clark transported the minor victim to motels, stores and restaurants in the Towson, Maryland, area