‘Most hated h– in LA’ arrested for child sex trafficking

Melanie Denae Williams, aka Pretty H–, “The most hated h– in LA” (Image source: Twitter – @pretty3o4)

A California escort who describes herself as the “most hated h– in L.A. has apparently lived up to her name in heinous fashion. Melanie Denae Williams, 22, had no problems with being called a h–, in fact, she would rather you call her “pretty h–,” which was also is the name of her website prettyhoe.com where she would advertise her services.

It also served as a way to increase her brand in social media and attract young girls to sex trafficking. On Tuesday, March 13, Williams was indicted in the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles on trafficking minors for sex and using force or fraud to coerce an adult into prostitution. The indictment specifically alleges one count of sex trafficking an adult by force, fraud, or coercion; two counts of sex trafficking of a minor; and two counts of enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution.

It was all part of a long investigation that led to Williams’ arrest on Christmas Eve 2017. According to an FBI statement, Williams had made a woman strip naked and then poured bleach on her and beat her with a broomstick. Williams met the woman on social media and forced her into prostitution according to the FBI. The victim was tormented by Williams who had her tattoo “Melanie” on her body to show her ownership. Williams was infamous on social media platforms where she posted videos of herself violently beating men and women who upset her using the handle pretty304. In addition, Williams is accused of trafficking two minor females and her arrest may be part of a larger federal task force into organized sex trafficking.

Law enforcement officials say if convicted of any of the charges in the indictment, Williams would face a potential life sentence. Each of the five charges carries a mandatory minimum sentence. The charge of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in federal prison, and each of the four counts related to minors carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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