Woman sentenced for prostituting girl

Published 9:04 pm Thursday, October 22, 2015

A South Carolina woman will serve more than 15 years in prison for prostituting a teen in Suffolk and Virginia Beach.

Doriean Barberi, 37, of Greenville, S.C., was sentenced Thursday to 15 years and eight months for transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution purposes. After being indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 3, she pleaded guilty in federal court in May.

According to court documents, Barberi first came to the attention of the Virginia Beach Police Department in September 2014. She was posting advertisements on www.backpage.com for herself and a 17-year-old girl, offering their sexual services at a local hotel, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Barberi confessed to bringing the girl to Virginia and first working in Suffolk before they moved to Virginia Beach. Barberi would set up appointments for the teen, and the minor gave Barberi all of the money she was paid for having sex with customers, according to the court documents. Barberi used part of the money to promote her aspiring rap music career.