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Fairfax Woman Convicted of Sex Trafficking 15-Year-Old Girl

The woman and her boyfriend reportedly sold the girl for sex throughout areas of D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

A Fairfax woman has been convicted of sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl through D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
A Fairfax woman has been convicted of sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl through D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
A Fairfax County woman was convicted Thursday of sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl.

Twenty-eight-year-old Stephanie Chapman of Fairfax was indicted on July 11 of this year by a federal grand jury.

According to court records and evidence presented during her trial, between Feb. 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.
Chapman has pled guilty to related charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Authorities say Chapman and Holmes took sexually suggestive photographs of the girl, sent the photographs to potential customers and posted the photographs on a web site.

The couple drove the girl to meet with customers at locations in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and took half of the money paid to the girl after she engaged in sex with customers for money, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office.

Chapman was convicted by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady and a federal jury 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.

Chapman faces a maximum penalty of life in prison with a mandatory minimum term of 10 years of imprisonment when she is sentenced on January 24, 2014.

The FBI's Washington field office worked together with Fairfax County Police on the investigation, and the county's chief of police, Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., was present Thursday for the announcement of Chapman's conviction.


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Sadie Beeden October 19, 2013 at 10:56 AM
she and her boyfriend ruined this young girl's life so in my opinion their lives should be spent incarcerated. These people are low lifes. If they are given a short prison sentence by plea bargaining, they will be on the street doing this crime again.
Jamie October 22, 2013 at 06:47 AM
Sadie, do you really think they will spend their life incarcerated? This is the United States we are talking about. The only nation that does not take crime seriously and where criminals get the bare minimum and soon they are out and up to their deviant behavior again. I never expect the judicial system to do the right thing anymore to protect its communities and to keep society safe as a whole. You bring up a good point too about the plea bargaining! To me that is the worse thing they can do in criminal cases. If they are guilty of the crime, then charge them and make it stick . NO deals.. Just facts and then send them off to the big house end of story. Maybe i'm not educated to criminal law but if this is what law is, I want no part of it.
Lugo October 23, 2013 at 07:30 AM
To fit the crime, Chapman should be forced to serve as a prostitute.
linda c October 26, 2013 at 09:43 AM
At LEAST 10 years - I'd give her closer to 20.

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