Sex Trafficking Charges in Fairfax County

The two men were associated with a group called the Underground Gangster Crips

By Natalie Lopez
|  Thursday, Apr 12, 2012  |  Updated 12:41 PM EDT
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Sex Trafficking Charges in Fairfax Co.

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Two men pled guilty in court on Thursday to their roles in running a prostitution business that recruited and trafficked high school girls.

Two Virginia men, Michael Jefferies of Woodbridge and Christopher Sylvia of Springfield, pled guilty to sex trafficking of a juvenile.

According to court documents, 21-year-old Michael Jefferies admitted to being a member of the Underground Gangster Crips (UGC) based in Fairfax County.

Jefferies told police the gang engaged in sex trafficking of juveniles and adults from April 2009 through March 2012, the documents state. He was a bodyguard for the UGC and collected proceeds received from prostitution.

Christopher Sylvia, 23, admitted that he was a UGC associate who assisted the gang in transporting the juvenile prostitutes in November 2011 and January 2012, according to court documents.

Both men each face a mandatory minimum of ten years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.

Jefferies is to be sentenced July 6 and Sylvia will be sentenced July 20.

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