CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – A man accused of leading a teenage girl into a life of prostitution less than a month before her murder pleaded guilty Tuesday to sex trafficking charges.
- In December of 2016, I told you the story of 16-year-old Desiree Robinson who was murdered on Christmas Eve, by a client, Antonio Rosales, who couldn’t afford to pay for her services.
- In June of 2017, I brought you the update of her pimp who was finally arrested. Today I bring you news that the man who sold Desiree to the pimp, has plead guilty to sex trafficking.
On Tuesday, Charles McFee, 26, admitted to selling Desiree Robinson to a pimp named Joseph Hazley in December 2016 in exchange for a $250 finders fee.
McFee pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor. In court, federal prosecutors revealed that McFee introduced “Minor A” to Joseph Hazley, who is also charged.
Prosecutors say McFee watched Hazley create a Backpage.com profile for “Minor A,” and for the introduction, McFee was supposed to get a finders’ fee of $250.
Hazley who was also greedy on top of being an indecent human being, had a hard time paying the fee because Robinson wasn’t making enough money. He told McFee that he had to pay for Robinson’s hair and make-up and buy gas to drive her to appointments.
Robinson was killed in a garage on Christmas Eve, while Hazley who worked also worked a job as a security guard, sat outside in a parked car waiting for the date to be done.
‘He felt badly about this,’ said McFee’s attorney. ‘No one wants to pick up a 16-year-old girl and have her killed.’
Federal investigators found evidence that McFee took Robinson to Hazley on December 1, 2016. On that day, she was said to have messaged him on Facebook and said: ‘I am joining his team.’
“Just don’t forget who yo daddy is n change up on me or start acting funny toward me cuz u joining his team don’t mean you nun u still mine don’t every forget that we n this together right baby girl,” McFee allegedly responded.
He would later message another woman on the platform, stating ‘they be trying to low ball her that why he can’t pay me.’
McFee followed up with a ‘Did you hear?’ when the girl was found murdered.
“Yes I did she f*****g 16 dude the hell u bring him a 16 year old for the f**k,” she responded, adding: How stupid can u be.’
He was said to have messaged back: ‘I didn’t even kno she lie about her age.’
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Co-defendant Hazley has a detention hearing Wednesday in federal court. McFee is expected to testify against Hazley in return for a reduced recommended sentence from prosecutors. Which means Hazley snitched on McFee, and now prosecutors are using McFee to testify against him. McFee will still be forced to serve 6-8 years in prison.
Three lives wasted, over the love of money…