ST. LOUIS | A St. Louis woman has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for holding a mentally disabled woman captive and forcing her to work as a prostitute.
Sentencing is July 7 for 33-year-old Waquite "Goddess" Wallace, who could get up to 15 years in prison. She pleaded guilty on Monday to a sex-trafficking charge.
The victim is referred to in court papers only as "Jane Doe." Authorities say the victim's cousin owed Wallace $3,300 for drugs. To pay it off, the cousin gave up Jane Doe to Wallace, who forced her into prostitution.
Calls to Wallace's attorney were not returned.
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Authorities have said Wallace felt she owned the woman and used proceeds from the prostitution to buy liquor and drugs.
Wallace's sister and a man pleaded guilty to federal charges last fall.