DJ Kidd, Man Accused Of Trafficking Nearly 700 Black Girls, Sentenced

DJ Kidd

A South Carolina man received a reduced sentence after pleading guilty to having sex and prostituting hundreds of Black girls.

The Atlanta Black Star reports that Jason Roger Pope, also known as “DJ Kidd” pleaded guilty to five counts of sex trafficking of a minor, five counts of criminal sexual conduct, and three counts of criminal sexual conduct last summer.

The charges stemmed from Pope’s sex trafficking of minors from 2017 to 2019, including 693 underage Black girls, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said Pope also intentionally infected one of the victims with HIV.

Pope was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but the sentence was suspended to 19 years.

Following his release from prison, Pope will be on sex offender probation for five years as special sex offender agents monitor him.

The DJ will also be listed on the Sex Offender Registry and is prohibited from contacting all of the identified victims.

“Several victims had statements presented to the court about how this defendant’s actions affected them,” the South Carolina attorney general’s office said in a statement. “They are relieved this chapter is closed and Pope is in prison.”