A Long Beach pimp–who was sentenced in 2000 to 14 years in prison for shuttling two teenage girls to Orange County from Washington and forced them to work as prostitutes near Disneyland–is expected to be sent back to prison for another decade for doing the same thing again.
William Earl Flavors, a 40-year-old formerly of Seattle who also goes by “Andre” and “E-Flave,” pleaded guilty last week in federal court to transportation into prostitution, just as he had in 2000.
R. Scott Moxley wrote about Flavors' latest bust by the FBI and Long Beach Police Department earlier this year, noting that he liked to wear a baseball cap with the acronym “PTID” for “pimp 'til I die.”
Flavors, who was actually on probation and had assured U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney in Santa Ana that he had straightened up his life and was cutting hair for a living, got caught pimping two more women in Long Beach in 2012. He'd brought them there from Las Vegas.
With his guilty plea, Flavors admitted he used coercion and force–including physical abuse and threats of additional physical abuse–to make one woman work for him as a prostitute for eight months. That harkens back to his previous conviction, which included him admitting he raped and beat the girls, ages 15 and 17, to exert his total control over them. He also broke one's nose and made one drink cups filled with his urine and cigarette butts.
He completed his sentence on that earlier conviction in late 2011 and was placed under supervised release in early 2012. Carney sentenced Flavors to four years in prison for violating his probation, but it is expected that term will run concurrent with the sentence U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton imposes on May 9.
Prosecutors and Flavors agree that the appropriate sentence is the statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.