A pair of Chicago rappers, allegedly, have been charged with sex trafficking. Accord to the feds, Samuel “Buck” Nichols and Charles “Kash” Fears used threats of violence to pimp out women via Backpage.com.
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Samuel Nichols, 30, and Charles Fears, 22, are charged with one count of engaging in sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to a press release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Chicago office.
The two men, members of the local rap group “Hit Squad,” allegedly used Backpage.com, a sex classifieds ads website, to coerce women and minors to engage in the commercial sex business.
The two gave the women cell phones and told them to answer calls and schedule meetings with customers of Backpage.com, according to the press release.
Fears and Nichols allegedly carried guns and would physically abuse the women who worked for them, including one incident where a woman was beaten so badly she had to be hospitalized, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Even stripper turned storyteller Zola couldn’t make this up.
If convicted, Nichols and Fears are looking at a minimum of 15 years to life in prison.
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