Two Georgia residents sentenced for sex trafficking
Quintavis Deonte Dumas, age 23, and Koya Tiffany Rooke, age 24, both of Snellville, Georgia, were each sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of a child. Dumas and Rooke were also ordered to pay a total of $17,572.47 in restitution.
Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department; and Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee.
Dumas and Rooke were found guilty by a jury on September 16, 2013.
The evidence at trial showed that Dumas and Rooke were members of an organization that prostituted teenage girls in various states, including Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia. Dumas and Rooke frequently would rent the cars that were used to transport the teenage victims to the various places where they were prostituted.
Rooke and Dumas rented hotels rooms where commercial sex acts occurred and allowed their computer to be used to post advertisements that were posted on Backpage.com to solicit customers.
Rooke herself was a prostitute and sometimes performed commercial sex acts with customers along with the victims. Rooke was the girlfriend of Quintavis Dumas. Besides transporting victims and renting hotel rooms, Quintavis Dumas carried a firearm to ensure that the proceeds were secure and sometimes obtained drugs that were provided to the teenage victims.
In March 2013, two other members of the ring, Edwin Barcus, Jr. and Joshua Deonte Dumas, pleaded guilty to engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise. Barcus was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment while Joshua Dumas was sentenced to 19.9 years of imprisonment.
This case was investigated by the Fairfax County Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Frank and Special Assistant United States Attorney C. Alexandria Bogle prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
(Posted on 07-12-2013)