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Gaithersburg man convicted in prostitution scheme

A federal jury in Greenbelt has convicted a 29-year-old Gaithersburg man on charges that he was part of a scheme to force three girls to work as prostitutes.

Lloyd Mack Royal,III, who also goes by the names "Blyss" and "Furious," struck the girls, and held one girl at gunpoint, federal authorities said testimony showed. To show his dominance, he forced them to kiss his pinky ring.

Federal authorities said Royal gave the girls illegal drugs and forced them to have sex with him. He also drove them to hotels in Gaithersburg and arranged for them to be taken to the District to meet customers.

Witnesses testified that Royal gave the girls instructions about the amount that customers should pay for different sexual acts and instructed them to lie about their ages.

Royal was convicted of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking; sex trafficking of a minor; sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; conspiracy to distribute drugs; and distribution of drugs to persons under 21, related to a scheme to prostitute three minor females.

He is scheduled to be sentenced April 29.

"We have made it a priority in Maryland to pursue criminals who lure or coerce children into prostitution,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  March 25, 2010; 2:41 PM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maria Glod , Montgomery , Sex Crimes  
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I believe they call this type of person a "Pimp"....

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | March 25, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

And I believe they call "forcing them to have sex with him" rape.

Posted by: IndolentCin | March 25, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

How about if I take your mama and pimp her out punk, probably would'nt make any money. I hope they lock you up for life, worthless trash!!!

Posted by: FrankMonzon | March 25, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

1. conspiracy to commit sex trafficking
2. sex trafficking of a minor
3. sex trafficking by force
4. fraud and coercion
5. possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence
6. conspiracy to distribute drugs
7. distribution of drugs to persons under 21

7 charges and I bet he gets less than 10 years.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | March 25, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

So a dude with 'Mack' in his name is a 'gorilla pimp' huh? Interesting...

You got your smooth/suave Pimps, your old school 'respect the game' gentleman pimps and your super aggressive/hostile gorilla pimps.

It's all Domestic Terrorism to me, labels aside.

Posted by: kahlua87 | March 26, 2010 6:30 AM | Report abuse

Probably three girls from troubled homes or runaways. This guy deserves a long time in jail.

Posted by: jabreal00 | March 26, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

He'll get little time in MD. This is the state where one guy, Senator Brian Frosh, annually holds up laws to lock up Sexual Predators - he has blocked Jessica's Law repeatedly. Frosh also stops laws that prevent your attackers from suing you if you dare defend yourself.

Yes, you heard that right: if you are raped and fight back, your attacker can sue you for damages. Frosh has repeatedly blocked a law protecting you from this secondary attack that can be used by lawyers to intimidate victims.

What Frosh fails to mention is that he is a personal injury lawyer (ambulance chaser) and his firm racks up millions in awards for "injury" cases.

So I have little doubt that this pimp is going to get an easy ride (in Frosh's district, no less).

Posted by: newsupdate1 | March 26, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: mloaks | March 26, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

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