- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutor say the ringleader of an interstate sex-trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to multiple counts after admitting he enslaved more than 10 women at a New Orleans hotel.

In a news release, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (puh-LEET’) said 27-year-old Granville Robinson, of Memphis, acknowledged Wednesday that he imposed daily earnings quotas on his victims and forced them to surrender all their earnings. The government says Robinson physically assaulted the women when they broke strict rules or did not earn enough money.

Six other defendants have already pleaded guilty.

Robinson’s sentencing is scheduled for May 4. He faces 15 years to life in prison. His plea agreement calls for a 24 1/2 year sentence.


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