Cash Out has been indicted on charges of rape, sex trafficking, and he is accused of luring women into prostitution.

The 31-year-old Atlanta rapper, whose real name is John Michael Hakeem Gibson, developed a criminal enterprise with a convincing story to lure the women, according to prosecutors.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said:

The most troubling aspect of this case is that women have been victimized and brutalized within our community by people who had a chance to do something else with their lives.

Fulton County deputy district attorney Earnell Winfrey said so far two women have been rescued. 

Some of these women are our most vulnerable women and he lured them in, let them believe that he cared about them and that he would take care of them, only to flip the script and then began to pimp them out.

Winfrey says Cash Out is the figurehead of the organization at the focus of the 41-count indictment handed down in late March against him and five others, including his mother.

Cash Out is facing 13 counts including racketeering, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, rape, and aggravated sodomy. 

According to the indictment, many of the events occurred in a hotel room off of Fulton Industrial Boulevard.

The rapper is also charged with keeping a place of prostitution at a home on Alfred Avenue NW and beating a victim with a belt. 

Winfrey said: 

He’s accused … of whipping a young lady who’s a sex worker, and this was one of the girls that he had recruited.

He’s facing a 25-to-life crime.

Cash Out has previously pleaded not guilty to many of the allegations, but the new indictment adds charges, including racketeering.

The other defendants listed in the indictment are:

  • Linda Smith AKA Morenika Vinie and “Mama Cash Out” (Cash Out’s mother)
  • Kierra Danielle Adams AKA “Boots”
  • Tyrone Orlando Taylor AKA “Rooskie”
  • Demetrius Lamont Edwards AKA “Drama”

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said: 

We want parents and family members to be aware because one thing that we realize is not just Cash Out, but a lot of people are recruiting young women through social media.

Watch the news report here.

Rapper Cash Out mugshot
Fulton County Jail

Cash Out is currently in custody.

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