The FBI is currently searching for 26-year-old Marquist Bradford, an alleged sex trafficker who pimps out underage girls and then brags via Twitter of his pimp activities.
Marquist has been charged with sex trafficking of children by force, fraud, or coercion, a felony carrying a prison term of 15 years to life. Now, law enforcement have to find him.
The Chicago native’s Twitter account, @king_kutta, describes him as a “fresh fly nigga love doin me and love liven!!$$ money is my movation and bein broke is my Fear!” In a tweet yesterday, Bradford, pictured above, wrote, “Just put a new bitch down $$ let’s see if she can keep dis money comin round $.”
The FBI began probing Bradford two months ago, after a 15-year-old girl told cops that she had escaped from her pimp, whom she identified as Bradford. The teenager told cops that she had repeatedly run away from her aunt’s home and “had been involved in prostitution with different pimps” over the prior 18 months,according to a U.S. District Court filing.
The girl told investigators that she was referred to “King Kutta Mackin” by a 17-year-old prostitute whom she befriended. The older girl, who worked for Bradford, was known as “Princess.”
After communicating for several weeks via Facebook, “Bradford eventually bought a Greyhound bus ticket” for the 15-year-old, who traveled from Fresno to Sacramento and began living with the alleged pimp in his apartment. The teen told investigators that Bradford immediately “posted advertisements for her as a prostitute” on one escort service web site.
The girl told federal agents that she worked as a hooker for Bradford “for at least two weeks” in Santa Rosa, Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, and San Jose. The teenager added that she believed that “Princess” had been “working as a prostitute for Bradford for the past three years.”
The 15-year-old said that she fled from Bradford after he beat her for not listening to him. The girl said that the alleged pimp “knocked her to the ground, then began stomping in her upper body.” She added that Bradford had, days earlier, administered a similar beating to “Princess,” who “still had visible injuries.”
FBI agents are currently searching for Bradford and have been monitoring his Facebook page trying to pinpoint his location. Investigators say Bradford is still “pimpin” in Chicago, Virginia and New York.
You would think if they knew that much, they could actually catch this dude.