Greenbelt, Maryland – The Department of Justice has annoucnced Sirron Little, age 31, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty yesterday to sex trafficking of a minor female to engage in commercial sex acts.
According to court records, Little recruited the victim, who was homeless and 15 years old at the time, to work for him as a prostitute.
The Department of Justice issued the final statement on the matter today:
According to his plea agreement, “Little recruited Victim 1 to work for him as a sex worker in April 2018, when she was 15 years old and homeless. Victim 1 worked for Little, engaging in sex acts for money, until December 4, 2018. Little used his cell phone to communicate with Victim 1 regarding the prostitution business, to post scantily clad photos of Victim 1 on online dating services to solicit commercial sex clients and to advertise Victim 1 as a prostitute, and to arrange “dates” with commercial sex clients, in Washington D.C. and in Maryland. Little initially had Victim 1 meet clients for “car dates” or had someone drive Victim 1 to a client’s residence. Eventually, Little moved the sex trafficking operation to motels in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In addition to meeting clients for car dates and at hotels, Little directed Victim 1 to walk along Allentown Road in Maryland and solicit clients directly on the street. “
As detailed in the plea agreement, the girl would typically see multiple clients per day, generating as much as $1,500 in a day. Little set the prices for the sex acts, set certain monetary goals for Victim 1, and required Victim 1 to give all the proceeds from the sex trafficking operation to Little. Little threatened to stop providing the victim with food, transportation, and shelter if she did not meet the monetary goals. Little admitted that he physically assaulted Victim 1 on multiple occasions, threatened Victim 1 with a firearm on at least one occasion, and engaged in sex acts with Victim 1.
On December 4, 2018, Victim 1 called emergency services and reported that Little had threatened her with a firearm and had an open warrant. When law enforcement responded to the hotel where Victim 1 and Little were staying, Victim 1 advised that she was having a fight with Little and that he was armed. Little was arrested and a loaded .40-caliber handgun was seized from the room, along with a 20-round box of ammunition and two cellular phones.