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April 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM

37-year sentence for Seattle’s wannabe “biggest gangster”

A man who once boasted that he wanted to be known as the “biggest gangster in Seattle” was sentenced today to 37 years in prison for using beatings and sexual violence to force three young women to work as prostitutes and turn over thousands of dollars to him.

A King County Superior Court jury last month convicted D’Marco Mobley of eight charges: promoting the commercial sex abuse of a minor; first-degree kidnapping; two counts of first-degree rape; second-degree robbery; first-degree promoting prostitution; second-degree promoting prostitution; and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to testimony during his trial, Mobley locked one of the three victims in the trunk of a car for 28 hours after she attempted to sever ties with him. The woman was also raped by Mobley and one of Mobley’s associates, who has never been identified.

All three of Mobley’s victims testified against him.

Prior to his conviction, Mobley had been in solitary confinement in the King County Jail since February, when a friend was charged with beating and intimidating one of the young women Mobley had pimped out in an apparent effort to keep her from testifying.

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