advertisement

St. Louis woman pleads guilty in sex slave case

Monday, April 13, 2009 | 3:44 p.m. CDT; updated 4:22 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 13, 2009

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis woman has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for holding a mentally disabled woman captive and forcing her to work as a prostitute.

Sentencing is July 7 for 34-year-old Waquita "Goddess" Wallace, who could get up to 15 years in prison. She pleaded guilty on Monday to a sex trafficking charge.

The victim is referred to in court papers only as "Jane Doe." Authorities said the victim's cousin owed Wallace $3,300 for drugs. To pay it off, the cousin gave up Jane Doe to Wallace, who forced her into prostitution.

Calls to Wallace's attorney were not returned.

Authorities have said Wallace felt she owned the woman and used proceeds from the prostitution to buy liquor and drugs.

Wallace's sister and a man pleaded guilty to federal charges last fall.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements