Craigslist sex trafficker gets 17 years

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A 27-year-old College Park man was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for selling underage girls as prostitutes on Craigslist.

.Christopher Pressley, also known as “Daddy,” “CP,” “C-Peezy,” “CP the Young Don,” “The Don,” “Super Swag Shawty,” and “Papi,” pleaded guilty to the charges in June.

“This defendant was exploiting underage girls and literally selling them on the internet as adult prostitutes,” U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said.

According to the information presented in court, an undercover officer with the Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation Task Force made a date for sex based upon an ad in the erotic services section of Craigslist in February 2009.

The girl, who appeared nude in the ad and was listed as 19, looked underage. She was arrested after propositioning the officer at a hotel, and investigators subsequently identified her as a 16-year-old.

Authorities said Pressley knew the girl was a minor and had directed someone to put the advertisement online.

In another case, Atlanta police were called to Grady Hospital in September 2008 regarding a 17-year-old female who was there for treatment. An investigation determined that beginning in April 2009, a photo of the girl was posted by Pressley on Craigslist advertising sexual services. She was 17 at the time.

Following his incarceration, Pressley must serve five years of supervised release and undergo drug, alcohol and sexual rehabilitation, U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story ruled. He also must pay $60,400 in restitution to his victims.

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