A New York pimp plead guilty Monday in a Baltimore courtroom to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
Charles Anderson “Yowzer” and a co-conspirator forced women between the ages of 19 and 28 into prostitution. The men trolled websites pretending to be potential clients with the intent to force the girls to work as prostitutes. They targeted women who appeared to be working alone, without the oversight of a pimp.
According to Anderson’s plea agreement, he locked women in a bedroom in his Brooklyn apartment, forced them to perform sex acts and physically assaulted them on numerous occasions.
On one occasion in the spring of 2010, his co-conspirator returned to the apartment with a prostitute who had been brought there against her will, while at least two additional women were already detained against their will in the bedroom. Anderson had agreed to monitor the captives while his co-conspirator went to Maryland to track down a woman who escaped.
Anderson played a role in hunting down women who fled from prostitution. He was also aware that his co-conspirator had two gun in the apartment, a .9mm pistol and a larger sub-machine gun, along with corresponding ammunition.
Anderson faces a maximum of life in prison for sex trafficking. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has scheduled sentencing for June 14, 2013.