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Michael Jefferies, a gang member from Fairfax County received a 10-year prison sentence for his role in a prostitution business that trafficked local high school girls.

According to court documents, Jefferies worked as a bodyguard for the Underground Gangster Crips prostitution enterprise, based in Fairfax County. The group recruited teenaged girls at shopping malls and on social media sites.

Jefferies collected money generated by prostitution, giving a portion to another member of the group and keeping a portion for himself. He also paid for an Internet advertisement to solicit customers and paid for hotel rooms for one of the juvenile prostitutes.

He will serve 5 years of supervised release following his prison term.

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