COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – A man from Columbia pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking after he met up with a minor in Myrtle Beach and forced her into prostitution.
A press release from the US Attorney’s Office says Alshura Tabil Annessa Frazier, 36, of Columbia, pleaded guilty in federal court to sex trafficking of children and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.The judge accepted the plea and will sentence Frazier after reviewing the report from the U.S. Probation Office.
According to the release, around Memorial Day in 2015, a minor female left her family in North Carolina and met Frazier in Myrtle Beach. Evidence in court established Frazier and others had sex with the girl in exchange for providing her with the recreational drug ‘Molly’ and shelter for the night.
After leaving Myrtle Beach, Frazier brought the victim to Columbia where he recruited her to perform sexual acts on clients for money. Frazier posted the minor or had others post the minor on Backpage.com, a site known to be used for sex trafficking. Frazier transported her to and from North Carolina and to and from South Carolina on multiple occasions for the purpose of prostitution. Frazier received 100 percent of the profits made from the prostitution and the victim was 16 years old when she began working as a prostitute for Frazier, the press release said.