Troy Walker, a 48-year-old Upper Marlboro-area resident who went by the nickname Caveman, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for his role in a prostitution ring, which used at least one underage prostitute to host sex parties in the Washington, DC area.
Walker admitted in a plea agreement that in March 2012 he met a 17-year-old girl and asked her to work at a sex party he was hosting, according to United State's Attorney's Office.
Walker hosted the parties,under the name of a company called Quest for Fire, which officials said were advertised as "gang bangs" on the internet. According to the United State's Attorney's Office, Walker would distribute the address of the party to interested individuals via text message. Guests had to pay to enter the parties where they could engage in sex acts with prostitutes provided by Walker.
Walker rented an apartment for the 17-year-old in August 2012, who began working at his parties. Officials said that the teen's photo was used in internet advertisements for the sex parties. Walker also transported the girl to parties hosted in Washington, DC and Maryland. During the course of her time with Walker, the teen was assaulted by him several times.
Leading the investigation into Walker's activities was the Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force, created by the FBI in 2010 to combat child prostitution. The task force includes members from 10 state and federal law enforcement agencies. The task force works with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit to identify missing children being advertised online for prostitution, according to the United State's Attorney's Office.
Walker was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte at the United State's District Court for the District of Maryland in Greenbelt.