Melanie Denae Williams also knows ‘Pretty Hoe’ has been internet famous for a while now.
All because of her ‘talent’ of prostituting herself.
But her shameless self promotion has led to her downfall.
The 22-year-old was indicted in US District Court in Los Angeles for trafficking minors for sex.
She has also be charged with using force or fraud to coerce an adult into prostitution.
The indictment names Williams throughout by her ‘Pretty Hoe’ moniker.
She even has an official website where she describes herself as ‘the most hated hoe in LA.’
Williams was arrested on Christmas Eve for forcing a woman she recruited for prostitution through social media to strip naked.
She then threw bleach on her and beat her with a broomstick, according to an affidavit by FBI Agent Emily Tripp.
Williams is being held in custody and faces arraignment Friday.
The victim identified only by her initials told police Williams had forced her to sell sex and took all the proceeds, Tripp said.
When the woman tried to quit, Williams threatened to kill her and her family.
Williams forced the woman to tattoo ‘Melanie’ on her wrist and face to show she was her property, Tripp said.
A video on Williams’ phone showed a gun pointed at the alleged victim and a voice, believed to be Williams, asking her if she planned to leave.
Tripp said videos on YouTube showed Williams beating unknown young women and also threatening them with a gun.
One post on Snapchat stated in all caps: ‘I’m not scared of jail so stop telling me anything about the MF police.’
An Instagram post under Williams’ handle says: ‘Who 18+ & wanna make some legit money?’
The affidavit filed with the charges does not offer details about the minors Williams allegedly recruited.
Williams was sentenced last year to three months in jail for prostitution, Tripp said.
If convicted, Williams could face a minimum 10-year term and could be sentenced up to life in prison, prosecutors said.