Ex-prostitute is relieved over pimp's arrest

Posted: March 14, 2014

BREAKFAST consisted of cocaine and heroin, to feed the habit and dull a day's worth of sex with strangers.

Sometimes, the 32-year-old woman from West Deptford, Gloucester County, had sex with up to seven men in one day, each paying $140 for 30 minutes or $200 for an hour to have their way with her in a Cherry Hill hotel room.

All told, the woman said, she was allowed to keep less than half of the $38,000 she thinks she made prostituting for her pimp, Brian A. Moore, in just three months, and every penny was painful.

"I didn't have a choice. He threatened my family. He threatened to take me out. I seen him beat the s--- out of girls," said the woman, who spoke to the Daily News on condition of anonymity.

The woman cried over the phone yesterday when she learned that Moore had been arrested last week on human-trafficking and promoting-prostitution charges at the Inn of the Dove, the hotel on Cuthbert Boulevard where she sold her body for him.

"Oh, thank God," she said. "I can't tell you what a relief it is. I've been living in fear ever since I left him."

On March 5, Cherry Hill police conducted an undercover prostitution detail at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill, on Route 70, and made contact with a woman who had advertised on Backpage.com, a website commonly used for prostitution.

The woman was later arrested and police discovered that Moore, 44, of Trenton, was "housing" several other women at the nearby Inn of the Dove, a hotel that features themed rooms including a football-themed "Eagles Room" aimed at people looking for a "romantic adult escape."

Moore, Cherry Hill police said, allegedly used violence and threats to keep the women there.

The West Deptford woman said that Moore would take the women to Camden in the morning to get "drugged up," then they would make appointments on Backpage.com until late into the night. She first met Moore near Broadway in Camden last year and he took her off the street, but life didn't get better, she said.

On Jan. 6, she quickly packed her belongings and took off while Moore was delivering a woman to another hotel.

"He does nothing but make money off girls," she said. "He took my pride and took my self-respect."

In 2010, in Runnemede, Camden County, a SWAT team arrested Moore and a Philadelphia woman at the Comfort Inn for allegedly holding a woman captive there for a week.

Sgt. Rick Humes, of Cherry Hill police, said hotels all over the region are used to make appointments with prostitutes from Backpage.com. No one at the Inn of the Dove was available to talk yesterday, a woman who answered the phone said.

After last week's arrest, Moore was taken to the Camden County jail, where he's being held on $250,000 cash bail. On his Facebook page, Moore said he worked for a financial-management firm.

The West Deptford woman said that she's taking Suboxone, a prescription medicine used to treat opiate addictions, and that she's also working and attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings.


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