Sold Women for Sex through Internet
Sold Crack, Gun Possession
Ran ID Theft Ring
BRONX– A Bronx cyber pimp was a one-man crime wave trafficking women for sex, selling crack and running an identity theft ring with stolen IDs.
Prosecutors said Kevin Pinnock used internet sites to pimp out women whom he kept as sex slaves.
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Pinnock, a/k/a “Kev Savage,” a/k/a “Sav,” was sentenced to 12 years and three months in prison for using the internet to facilitate sex trafficking, possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possessing stolen identification documents.
Pinnock previously pled guilty before United States District Judge Deborah A. Batts, who also imposed sentence.
Berman said: “Kevin Pinnock used violence and coercion to force women to engage in commercial sex for his own profit. He will now serve a substantial prison sentence for his crimes.
“The prosecution of Kevin Pinnock is part of our determined effort to deliver justice to victims of sex trafficking and other forms of commercial exploitation, and to deter others from engaging in this predatory criminal conduct.”
In sentencing Pinnock, Judge Batts said: “The nature of the crimes in which the defendant was convicted” were “unspeakable, violent, gratuitous crimes he arrogantly committed on young women for his financial gain,” and that his theft of others’ identities “show[s] a shocking disregard on the part of the defendant for the havoc his crimes create for innocent victims in terms of their ruined credit and long-term ramifications on their financial lives.”
According to the Complaint, Indictment, Superseding Indictment, and other documents filed in the case, as well as statements made during court proceedings:
In 2015 and 2016, Pinnock posted online advertisements to solicit customers to engage in commercial sex with women Pinnock forced into prostitution by violence, abuse, and coercion.
Pinnock retained virtually all of the profits from his sex trafficking business.
Since at least November 2016, Pinnock sold crack cocaine and possessed a loaded firearm, which had been stolen, in order to protect his drug dealing business.
He also possessed dozens of stolen identification cards – including driver’s licenses and Social Security cards – which he sold to other individuals who were engaged in identity theft and fraud.
Many of the identification cards had been obtained through the commission of robberies.
In addition to his prison term, Pinnock, 22, of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced to three years of supervised release, a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $15,000, and restitution in the amount of $100,000.