Baltimore man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of minors

Baltimore 'pimp' who pleaded guilty to trafficking two minors faces 10-year sentence, federal prosecutors say.

A Baltimore man faces at least 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to sex trafficking of a minor.

Steven B. Boyd, who is also known as "Gotti," 37, knew the two girls were under 18 when he recruited them to work for him, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He also collected money from five other woman who are over 18, including two from other states, the office said.

Boyd paid for hotel rooms for the women to engage in sex acts for money, as well as online ads for the women and girls. He would take them to "outcalls" at hotel rooms and residences to engage in prostitution, including to other states, prosecutors said.

Boyd gave them telephones to communicate with him about their commercial sex activities, the office said.

He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison.

His sentencing is scheduled for April 26. Boyd remains detained. His attorney, Steven B. Boyd, declined to comment.

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