BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — A Beltsville man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking; one incident transpired in Baltimore County. According to Dorchy’s plea agreement, from September 2016 to July 2017, Dorchy conspired with others to commit sex trafficking. Dorchy posted prostitution advertisements on internet websites and recruited sex workers for his prostitution business through those advertisements, according to court documents.
One incident involved a Howard County Police Department detective who met with an adult sex worker at a hotel in Laurel and identified 46-year-old Kamal Dorchy as her pimp. In addition to the Laurel incident, Dorchy agreed that he met a 17-year-old minor at a strip club in July 2017 and recruited the minor victim to work for him. Dorchy claimed that he was unaware of her true age at the time and believed she was 18 years due to her employment at the strip club.
The minor victim informed law enforcement that she told Dorchy her true age before she was trafficked. Dorchy arranged prostitution dates for the minor victim by posting ads on internet websites, including for dates in Maryland. When Dorchy could not be there for the minor victim’s prostitution dates, he employed his cousin to act as “security.” The minor victim was 17 years old during the entire time that she was trafficked.
A third sex trafficking victim, a woman, advised law enforcement she met Dorchy in 2016 during a job interview for a massage business at a hotel in Baltimore, Md., where she was told that she would be walking clients to appointments. The victim advised that later she participated in prostitution dates at Dorchy’s direction at the massage business.
As part of his plea agreement, Dorchy will be required to register as a sex offender in the places where he resides, where he is an employee and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). If the court accepts the plea agreement, Dorchy will be sentenced to between six years and 10 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell has scheduled his sentencing for May 27 at 10 a.m.
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