ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- A 21-year-old gang member from Woodbridge will serve 120 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in a prostitution ring.
Michael Tavon Jefferies, aka "Loc," 21, was a bodyguard for a gang-led prostitution business in Fairfax County that recruited and trafficked high school girls.
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On April 12, 2012, Jefferies pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a juvenile. According to court records, from November 2011 to January 2012, Jefferies - a member of the Underground Gangster Crips (UGC) - assisted the gang in sex trafficking of juveniles and adults.
Jefferies also paid for an advertisement on Backpage.com to solicit customers and paid for hotel rooms for one of the juvenile prostitutes.