Accused Child Sex Trafficker's Family Speaks Out

Accused Child Sex Trafficker's Family Speaks Out

A Frayser mans’ family is speaking out on behalf of the accused child trafficker, saying he never pimped teen girls for sex.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Frayser mans’ family is speaking out on his behalf, saying he never pimped teen girls for sex. This comes after 30-year-old Osbie Antonio Sea was indicted for child sex trafficking. Investigators say he solicited girls online and passed out flyers outside a Raleigh Kmart.

"I never saw underage girls in my life,” said Sea’s aunt, Bridget Becton. "I talked to him yesterday (Thursday) and he said he didn't do it. Someone framed him."

Becton says her nephew is just trying to make it in the rap business.

"That's his music. He does music. ‘Pimpin', pimpin', pimpin'’ is just a slang he was using in his music,” said Becton.

Sea was also known has "Hard Money" or "Mr. Money" and posted YouTube videos showing off stacks of cash and asking for women to call him. His family says he was looking for women to help him make music videos.

When I asked his cousin “Jay” about the child sex trafficking charges, he said, “That ain't him. I be with him everyday. He does his rap, he grinds. They (police) use his pimpin' pimpin' pimpin, they going to use that against him. They're going to take his videos and put it all together make him look like that but he ain’t that."

But according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, “Mr. Money” solicited women outside a Raleigh Kmart and gave a flyer to a 14-year-old girl. Investigators say he knew she was underage but still took erotic photos of her and posted them online. They say she then had sex with two men and Sea took the cash she made. He also has a long criminal history, including theft, drugs and aggravated assault - even being accused of choking his 4-month-old baby.

"He loves his baby. He never choked his baby and he loves his baby dearly,” said Sea’s aunt. When I asked about his criminal history she said, "Those were his younger days; that’s the way he was but when you get older you get wiser."

Apparently not wise enough, because now he's facing some serious federal crimes.

Sea is scheduled to appear in federal court on Monday. If convicted, he could face a minimum of 15 years to life in prison.
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