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Oklahoma man and woman plead guilty to federal charges related to child sex trafficking

1/17/2014 – Oklahoma — A man and woman with ties to Oklahoma City and Tulsa have both pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from their participation in child sex trafficking in Oklahoma.

JohnTV has previously reported on the criminal activities of Ronald E. Spivey, 47, and ‘Kim’, 25.

Spivey first dropped onto JohnTV’s radar back in Aug. of 2012 when he was one of 48 individuals arrested in a three-day prostitution sting in Oklahoma City. In that arrest it was alleged that Spivey, aka ‘Big Daddy,’ transported an individual for the purpose of prostitution. In April of last year Spivey pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to pay a $2,000 fine, $300 VCA, court costs and complete alcohol and drug assessment. According to court records his punishment was limited to a ‘fine only’ – meaning no probationary period and no obligation to find gainful employment. This, despite Spivey’s known history as a violent pimp, human trafficker and a felony record dating back to 1998. This is further proof Oklahoma County prosecutors do not take pimping, prostitution and human trafficking serious enough to actually positively impact the problem.

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‘Kim’ as she appears on social media.

Within six-months a new warrant was issued for Spivey’s arrest for failure to pay his fines and court costs.

JohnTV next reported on Spivey and ‘Kim’ in Sept. of last year after they were named in a federal grand jury indictment stemming from an arrest in Tulsa.

According to court and police records, the duo contacted what they thought was a 17-year old advertising herself as a prostitute on Backpage.com and suggested that she go with them to Vegas or Florida ‘to work.’ In reality, the online ad was placed by undercover officer with Tulsa’s Vice Unit.

Eventually Spivey and ‘Kim’ met up with the faux-hoe at a Tulsa area McDonald’s in an effort to convince her to travel to Dallas with them.

‘Kim’ reportedly told the undercover officer that she was “recruiting girls to prostitute.”

Spivey and ‘Kim’ were then arrested and shortly thereafter charged in Tulsa County with felony attempted human trafficking.

Those charges were dropped in Oct. of last year so that the pair could be prosecuted in federal court as a result of the Sept. federal indictment.

With the federal indictment came additional public documents that provided more details, not only to the crimes alleged against both Spivey and ‘Kim’, but also to background information on ‘Kim’ that led JohnTV to question whether or not ‘Kim’ should be treated as a predator or a victim.

Almost immediately ‘Kim’ pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering and interstate trafficking. In her plea agreement ‘Kim’ admitted to using telephone and Internet services to facilitate a prostitution business. Specifically, ‘Kim’ stated she placed prostitution related ads online in July of 2013 and that she used her cellular phone to communicate and attempt to recruit girls to work as prostitutes.

Ronald Spivey in a 2006 DOC mugshot.

Ronald Spivey in a 2006 DOC mugshot.

Spivey pleaded guilty this week to federal charges of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor [to engage in prostitution]. Spivey was originally charged federal with attempted coercion and enticement of a minor x2, attempted sex trafficking of children x2, and interstate trafficking and racketeering x2.

‘Kim’s’ sentencing is set for Jan. 30, where she faces up to five-years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Spivey’s formal sentencing has been set for April 17, where he faces a minimum sentence of 10-years and a maximum sentence of life behind bars and a fine of $250,000.

It is important to note that ‘Kim’ was pursued as a criminal defendant and now faces up to five years in prison despite the fact that federal prosecutors acknowledged in ‘Kim’ plea agreement that Spivey was her pimp and that he “used violence and coercion” to manage her (see graphic below, click for larger version). That acknowledgment alone qualifies ‘Kim’ as a human sex trafficking victim.

Despite prosecutors acknowledging Haven as a sex trafficking victim, they still sought to imprison her.

Despite prosecutors acknowledging ‘Kim’ as a sex trafficking victim, they still seek to imprison her.

Additionally, federal prosecutors agreed that they would not object to Spivey receiving the minimum sentence allowed by law and would not seek an upward variance (a longer period of imprisonment).

JohnTV will continue to follow this case to its conclusion.

 

 

 

 

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About Brian Bates

The original Video Vigilante and creator of JohnTV. Since 1996, Bates has been using his video camera to spotlight the graphic reality of street, forced and organized prostitution.

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5 Responses to “Oklahoma man and woman plead guilty to federal charges related to child sex trafficking”

  1. Woodrow Says:

    It’s interesting that almost all the pimps in the USA are black men these days, while the prostitutes are often beautiful white women that white men such as myself would love to have as girlfriends. Seeing this racial dynamic actually makes me wish prostitution was legal in this country. That way, prostitutes would be safer and white men such as myself could make money with them without having to worry about jail time. I think one reason why so many of the white prostitutes are with black men these days is because most white men are reluctant to become serious criminals. If prostitution were legal this would not be an issue.

  2. Brian Bates Says:

    So, what you’re saying is you’d like to be a pimp so you could make money off of the prostitution of others? That’s incredibly sad.

    Additionally, legalization does not positively impact a measurable number of women involved in prostitution and does nothing to make them ‘safer.’

    Countries with legalized prostitution actually have the highest instances of illegal prostitution and human trafficking.

  3. wtf Says:

    Woodrow, you sound like an idiot. Even if prostitution was legal, why would that magically cause women who are into black men to change their preference lol?

    There are white pimps and their prostitutes are women who like white men. One example would be the Hells Angels. There are also white men who are serious criminals lol.

    Even if prostitution were legal, no prostitute would get with you because you are just too STUPID. Wow.

  4. Terry Says:

    Brian Bates you are a typical misogynist. You don’t care about these chicks. I know Kim since childhood and she’s not a bad person hasn’t ever been. Matter fact I know a lot of the girls on here and instead of you trying to help them by helping us get prostitution made legal so these b*tches won’t be getting criminal records for no reason. You just hate women and the power they hold.

  5. Brian Bates Says:

    You’re not too bright are you? For one, I wrote and entire article outlining how Kim is a victim and shouldn’t be sent to prison. Second, I’m the one who arched out to her and got her in touch with a local non-profit that is willing to help her if she is willing to help herself. Third, she’s a ‘friend’ on JohnTV’s Facebook page and actually has expressed the exact opposite opinion of me and my actions. Now, try removing your head from your ass. FYI – you don’t really help to make you point for compassion when you refer to the women as ‘bitches.’

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