Stephanie Chapman of Fairfax, Va convicted of sex trafficking a child

3:54 PM, Oct 17, 2013   |    comments
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was convicted on Thursday on charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child, sex trafficking of a child, and interstate transportation of a minor for the purposes of prostitution.

A federal jury convicted Stephanie Chapman of Fairfax, Va., who now faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum term of 10 years of imprisonment. She is set to be sentenced on January 24, 2014.

According to authorities, Chapman was indicted on July 11, 2013. Court records and evidence at trial revealed that between February 27, 2013 and March 12, 2013, Chapman and her boyfriend, Ronnie Holmes, met a 15-year-old girl and recruited her to be a prostitute for them. Authorities say Chapman and Holmes took sexually suggestive photographs of the girl, sent them to potential customers, and posted them on Backpage.com. They then drove the girl to meet customers at locations in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. After the girl had sex with the customers, Chapman and Holmes took half of the money, according to records.

Ronnie Holmes previously pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a child.

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