The lyrics of some of his songs glorify prostitution and “pimping” and were consistent with terms used by people who exploit women and minors for commercial sex. The problems started when the rapper put some of those ideas he raps about into practice.
The Houston, Texas, resident admitted that beginning in February 2011, he tried to gain the trust of a 14-year-old girl. He had originally contacted her via MySpace and after insinuating himself into her life, began picking her up from her home and school and driving her around town and to a music studio where he recorded rap songs. He also gave her marijuana.
Took away her cell phone
On one occasion, the girl asked to be taken home. Not an unreasonable request. The recording artist wannabe refused and took her cell phone from her. Soon after, he taught her how to be a prostitute, then photographed her and used those photos to place ads for her services on a website known for the promotion of prostitution services.
During that time, the victim saw the rapper beat another girl he recruited to work for him. Needless to say, he kept all the money his victims earned.
The 14-year-old was rescued after about a month thanks to an undercover operation.
Other acts of violence
Jeremy Jacobi Scott, aka “J Moe,” 30, has been ordered to prison for 10 years following his conviction of sex trafficking a minor. It wasn’t his first brush with the law, either. Scott has a criminal history of acts of violence against women.
He also got a stern lecture from the judge. Kenneth M. Hoyt said that the crime Scott committed was a very serious offense and that it was time for him to take responsibility for his life, move forward and find a way to support his children upon his release from prison. Judge Hoyt told Scott that his life was no longer about his failed dreams but rather about helping his children fulfill their own dreams.
Scott was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release after his prison term. He will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and is required to register as a sex offender.