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Fairfax man pleads guilty to prostituting a minor

© Leesburg Today - 08/31/2015

A Fairfax man pleaded guilty Monday to federal sex trafficking for prostituting a teen girl in Stafford.

Alexis Rahkeem Carter, also known as Bishop, pleaded guilty at U.S. District Court in Alexandria to sex trafficking of a child, federal prosecutors said in a news release.

According to court documents, Carter was a member of a group called ""Scheme Team"" that prostituted at least two teen girls and one adult woman in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Prosecutors said the group started by robbing people and businesses and then moved on to selling drugs and firearms and sex trafficking.

Prosecutors said Carter prostituted a 17-year-old girl in Stafford County between Feb. 5 and 13. He was arrested by officers from the Stafford County Sheriff's Office's special problems unit.

According to the court documents, Carter would ""groom"" the underage girls for prostitution by performing sex acts on them and would provide them with alcohol and drugs, including prescription painkillers, molly, spice and marijuana ""to keep the victims compliant."" Prosecutors said Carter solicited sex customers by advertising on the Internet and charged between $80 for ""a short stay"" to $500 for ""sex acts that involved a customer having sex with two girls."" Prosecutors said the victims were required to earn $1,000 a day and Carter would threaten and sometimes use physical violence on them.

Carter faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and could be sentenced up to life in prison when he is sentenced on Nov. 13.

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