ALEXANDRIA--A Maryland man pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping lead a sex ring involving at least 100 prostitutes in Virginia and nearby states.
Prosecutors say 27-year-old Angel Campos Tellez of Maryland pleaded guilty in United States District Court to transporting individuals to engage in prostitution, which carries a maximum of five years in prison.
Officials say between 2009 and July 2012, Campos Tellez' organization brought more than 100 women, most of whom were foreign nationals, from New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., to engage in commercial sex in Manassas, Woodbridge, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News, as well as Baltimore and Delaware.
Campos Tellez admitted that he coordinated drivers to transport the women, collected the prostitution proceeds, advertised by handing out business cards at ethnic restaurants, check cashing stores, construction sites and day laborer sites, and obtained lodging for members of the enterprise.
Officials say Campos Tellez is an illegal immigrant from Mexico living in the United States.
Sentencing for Campos Tellez is scheduled for June 21.