SEEKONK — A Providence man intends to plead guilty to federal charges he and two others engaged in a brutal scheme to turn a teenager and another woman to prostitution in Pawtucket and Seekonk.
A plea agreement was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence stating that Kemont Bowie, 34, intends to plead guilty to conspiracy, sexually trafficking a child and transportation of a minor for sexual activity.
Prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreed to dismiss one count of sex trafficking by force or fraud and a second charge of transporting a person for prostitution.
Bowie, whose nickname is “Daddy,” faces possible penalties of up to life imprisonment and a $750,000 fine. The plea agreement is not binding on the court.
Bowie was indicted along with Ricky Wallace and Raechyl Spooner, both of Pawtucket, last October on charges of bringing two women, ages 17 and 20, from Boston to Pawtucket for prostitution.
Wallace allegedly met the 17-year-old, who had run away from a group home in August, at South Station in Boston. According to the indictment, Bowie and Spooner drove the pair to Pawtucket, instructing the teenager about how to behave as a prostitute.
Bowie reportedly kept all the money made from sexual services performed by the girl and and Spooner.
Three days later, prosecutors allege, Wallace met the 20-year-old woman, at South Station and offered to give her a ride to Cambridge, but Spooner and Bowie drove them back to Pawtucket.
Wallace allegedly explained on the way that they were offering her the opportunity to make money as a prostitute.
According to the indictment, the woman said she wanted to return to Boston, only to have Wallace place a knife against her neck and rob her of money and belongings.
Along the way, prosecutors allege, she was told to change into a dress to pose for photos to be posted on a website, then was taken to Seekonk to perform sexual services for a man.
Spooner's plea agreement is under seal. Wallace pleaded guilty in March for his part in the case, and also faces a maximum of life in prison at his sentencing June 25.
Bowie and Wallace remain held. Spooner is free on bond.
Bowie is due back in federal court June 3.