Two men associated with a Fairfax County gang that recruited and trafficked high school girls for prostitution pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday.
Alexandria resident Donyel Dove, 27, also known as "Bleek," pleaded guilty to sex trafficking a juvenile. According to court records, Dove admitted to being an associate of the criminal street gang the Underground Gangster Crips, which was engaged in sex trafficking of juveniles and adults.
Prosecutors say from April 2009 through March 2012, Dove served as a bodyguard in the prostitution ring. Springfield resident Hnock Ghile, 23, also known as "Knots," also pleaded guilty to similar charges. Prosecutors say he served as a driver for the sex ring.
Sentencing is scheduled for August. Two other members of the Underground Gangster Crips pleaded guilty back in April.