A Germantown man faces federal sex trafficking charges for allegedly forcing several women to work as prostitutes.
According to the indictment released Monday by federal and state law enforcement agencies, Jean Claude Roy, 31, known as “Dredd the Don” and “Dreddy,” was formally charged on July 24 with sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, attempted sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion; interstate transportation for prostitution; possessing and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence; and witness and evidence tampering.
His alleged partner, 19-year-old Brittney Creason, or “Kitty Amor,” of Decatur, Illinois, is also charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
Between August and September 2012, Roy forced one woman to work as a prostitute, and then in December 2012, Creason and Roy forced three women into work as prostitutes, according to the 12-count indictment.
Roy is charged with bringing the women to Virginia and Maryland from Illinois and North Carolina.
When one of the women told him she did not want to work for him anymore, he told her that if she didn’t repay him the money that he had spent preparing her as a prostitute, he would kill her and her family, according to the indictment. He also brandished a handgun and bragged about beating a murder charge at another point, according to the indictment.
Montgomery County Police arrested Roy on Dec. 25, 2012, charging him with illegal possession of a firearm, according to online court records. Three days later, federal agents began investigating him, the indictment states, and in early January, while he was in jail on related state charges, Roy made numerous calls to a friend to have that person erase digital evidence implicating him and Creason.
Michael Lawlor, Roy’s attorney, declined to comment about the charges against his client when reached by phone Monday night.
LaKeytria Felder, Creason’s federal public defender, could not immediately be reached Monday.
Roy and Creason face a maximum sentence of life in prison for the conspiracy to commit sex trafficking charge against them, along with additional time for the other counts they face.