A Long Beach man pleaded guilty Thursday to taking two women to Las Vegas and forcing them into prostitution.
William “Andre” Earl Flavors, 40, faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he’s sentenced in May.
Flavors’ crime typically carries a four-year sentence, federal officials said, but his history of taking women across state lines to force them into prostitution factored into the longer possible term. The most recent incident in 2012 was a violation of his early release, which carries a heavier sentence.
Flavors was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2000 for taking two teenage girls from his home state, Washington, and forcing them into prostitution in Orange County. He was released from prison in 2011 and arrested in 2012 by Long Beach police after a woman accused Flavors of attacking her.
Flavors was convicted in state court for the 2012 incident and sentenced to four years in prison. However, once federal authorities caught wind of the incident, Flavors was charged with violating his supervised release. His sentence is expected to begin as soon as he serves his time for the state conviction, meaning Flavors may not be released from prison until at least 2024.
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