Derrick Avery, 42, also known as "Pimp Snooky," recruited his prostitutes at bus stations and off the street, wooing them with pricey clothes and jewelry, according to documents. One prostitute said Avery was "selling me my dreams."
Once Avery persuaded them to become sex workers, he forced the prostitutes to earn at least $500 a night - and sometimes much more, the remarkably detailed 26-page criminal complaint says. He beat those who disobeyed him with pots, pool cues, broom handles, belts and shoes and burned them with cigarette butts, it says.
Avery also employed what he called the hot and cold treatment, it says. For the hot treatment, Avery poured rubbing alcohol on the prostitutes' skin and ignited it. For the cold treatment, he forced prostitutes to sit in a tub of ice-cube-filled water for as long as it took for a cigarette to burn down, the complaint says.
"Congress has recognized these types of activities destroy forever the lives of the women involved in sex trafficking," the prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Wall, said of federal trafficking crimes. "These are not victimless crimes."
Avery was arrested Friday in Las Vegas, where he lives. Also arrested were Shamika Evans, 28, known as "Mika" and described as his top prostitute, and a third woman who is not charged.
Authorities are moving to bring Avery and Evans to Milwaukee. Avery is charged with three counts of sex trafficking minors. Evans is charged with two counts. If convicted, they each face up to life in prison.
If you're not familiar with Pimp Snooky, think back to the film "Pimps Up, Hoes Down". You remember the pimp that made his hoes look at the ground at all times? That's Snook.
If you're a Mil nigga, you definitely know what I'm talkin' bout.
See more of Snooky after the stretch.
This nigga was hilarious. Too bad he won't ever get out.
Anyway, Mil-Town stand up!
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