A shocking case of violence and exploitation has come to light in Brooklyn, as a notorious pimp known as Somorie Moses, also known by his nicknames ‘Sugar Bear’ and ‘Daddy’, has pleaded guilty to a horrifying crime.
Moses, aged 47, admitted to chopping up his girlfriend, Leondra Foster, and keeping her severed head in his freezer. This gruesome act of violence took place on January 12, 2017.
But that’s not all. Moses also confessed to sex trafficking eight women, solidifying his position as a dangerous and ruthless criminal. The extent of his crimes is truly disturbing, leaving a community in shock and disbelief.
The recent guilty plea comes after Moses was previously convicted of negligent homicide and concealment of a corpse for Foster’s murder. However, the jury acquitted him of the charge of murder.
Now, facing a new indictment, Moses is looking at a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years behind bars, with the possibility of life in prison.
Moses murdered Foster, 32 — one of his sex trafficking victims — and then, using a knife and a saw, dismembered her body inside the Brooklyn apartment they lived in together, prosecutors say.
The feds believe Moses disposed of Foster’s torso and limbs at a Bronx waste site four days later, on the morning of January 17, 2017.
Prosecutors allege detectives discovered her head, hands, and feet, including a foot with the name “Somorie” tattooed on it, inside Moses’ deep freezer.
In addition to the murder, authorities believe that Moses began forcing women and girls into the sex trade in 2003 and used threats, assault, and deception to keep them working for him.
According to the feds, he frequently duped the ladies into believing he loved them by sleeping with them and promising to marry them before forcing them to work for him. Prosecutors said he routinely coerced the victims into tattooing “Somorie” on their bodies.
According to officials, Moses beat, raped, tormented, and threatened to kill the ladies in order to force them to be hookers for him.
According to prosecutors, Moses used a taser on one woman who refused to become a call girl — and threatened another woman with a shotgun if she did not become a sex worker.
According to the FBI, the ruthless pimp once sliced the arms and back of one of his victims with a razor blade and beat her with a belt before pouring lemon juice on her wounds, leaving her with lasting scars.
Brooklyn US Attorney Breon Peace said in a statement Friday that while the defendant’s total admission of guilt cannot undo the terrible harm he has caused, “we hope it will bring a measure of closure to his victims who suffered the defendant’s extreme cruelty and brutality, and to the family of Ms. Foster.”