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Oxon Hill Man and Woman Plead Guilty to Pandering Charge

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Amina Hamid 20, and Charles Mayberry, 19, both of Oxon Hill, pled guilty May 24 to a charge of pandering after admitting to luring a young woman into prostitution, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced in a statement.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 19. Each faces a statutory maximum of five years in prison.

According to the government’s factual proffer, in early 2013, Mayberry lured a young woman into working for him and Hamid by telling her that prostitutes who worked for him earned up to $1,000 per day. Hamid set up an ad on a website in which she advertised the young woman as “…the girl u can use like a toy.” Hamid used her own cell phone number in the ad and handled calls from potential customers.

Then she and Mayberry drove the young woman to agreed-upon locations. On May 10, an undercover police officer, posing as a customer, texted Hamid and made arrangements to meet the young woman at a hotel room on New York Avenue NE in the District. The two were arrested after delivering the girl to the hotel, according to a statement.

In announcing the plea, Machen praised the work of the FBI/Metropolitan Police Department Joint Task Force on Human Trafficking, which investigated the case. 

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