A Fulton man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a charge involving a prostitution business.
Sanchez Monroe Walker, 31, pleaded guilty to transporting an individual across state lines to engage in prostitution.
Walker was working in early 2015 as the "manager" for "CR," then a prostitute, according to federal officials. Walker and CR made money by traveling around Missouri and temporarily serving customers from a hotel at each location for a day or two before moving on. Potential customers could find their services on advertisements posted to "Backpage," an internet classifieds site.
In January or February 2015, Walker met a female victim, "FV," at a party in Columbia; and soon thereafter FV joined Walker and CR in the business of prostitution.
On April 9, 2015, the trio traveled from Jefferson City to St. Louis and posted two ads on Backpage. After checking into a hotel, they received a request for an "outcall" in the vicinity of Fairview Heights, Illinois. (An "incall" is when a client comes to the hotel of a prostitute, and an "outcall" is when a prostitute travels to a client.)
Walker drove CR and FV across the Mississippi River to a hotel near Fairview Heights, about 7 miles into Illinois. Walker waited in the car for about an hour while CR and FV visited a client inside the client's hotel room. Once the "outcall" was complete, Walker drove CR and FV back to the hotel in Missouri. At the conclusion of the two-day trip, they returned to Columbia, which was their base of operations.
Under federal statutes, Walker is subject to a sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison without parole. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.