A Maryland man pleaded guilty last week to charges that he helped organize a commercial prostitution scheme throughout Virginia, including Manassas and Woodbridge.
Angel Campos Tellez, 27, pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to transporting individuals to engage in prostitution, according to a news release. He also uses the names “Israel Campos Martinez,” “Abel Cruz Bonilla,” and “Abel Campos,” prosecutors said. The conviction means that Campos Tellez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, also is subject to deportation.
The commercial sex operation, according to prosecutors, consisted of at least 100 women throughout Virginia and nearby states. Between 2009 and July 2012, Tellez Campos admitted to coordinating drivers to transport the prostitutes, court documents say. He also took a leadership role in the criminal enterprise’s operation, instructing prostitutes to charge $30 for 15 minutes of sex, according to a criminal complaint.
Campos Tellez collected at least $15,000 as a result of the enterprise, prosecutors say.