A 23-year-old pimp has been put behind bars on human trafficking and assault charges after harrowing audio recorded by a 'hero' hotel maid captured him beating a prostitute.
Marcus Jamal Lindsey was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday after he punched the 20-year-old woman in the face multiple times when she tried to escape his prostitution ring at the Radisson Hotel in Rockville, Maryland last year.
A key piece of evidence used in his trial by prosecutors was an audio recording made by a hotel maid outside the room where Lindsey was holed up with the victim and another prostitute.
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Marcus Lindsey, 23, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday after he attacked a woman when she tried to escape his prostitution ring at a Radisson Hotel in Maryland last year
The maid, dubbed a 'hero' during court proceedings, was in the hallway when she heard screaming and decided to put her phone at the base of the door to record what was happening inside.
'Marcus, stop it,' the woman could be heard screaming in the two minute recording.
The 23-year-old was convicted on human trafficking and assault charges
She could later be heard crying: 'I don't want no part in this life.'
Lindsey and the two women had been staying in the hotel room for two days when the incident unfolded on March 3 last year, ABC7 reports.
Court documents state the victim told police Lindsey had choked her and punched her when she tried to leave and stop working as a prostitute for him.
Lindsey had taken out Backpage.com ads selling the victim's sexual services prior to the assault. She said she wasn't allowed to keep any of the money so decided to leave.
The woman managed to escape the hotel room following the attack and made a hotel lobby employee call 911.
Audio of the 911 call recorded the woman telling the operator she was 20 years old and that she had been attacked.
Lindsey left the hotel but was later arrested.
Several phone calls he made from Montgomery County jail recorded him saying his victim wouldn't testify against him.
Lindsey and the woman had been staying in a room at the Radisson Hotel in Rockville, Maryland for two days before the incident occurred in March 2016
'So if there's no victim, I should be good on this right?' he could be heard saying in one phone call.
The woman, who authorities were not able to locate presumably because she was in hiding out of fear, did not testify in court.
But prosecutors were still able to get a conviction using the hotel maid's recording and other evidence.
He was convicted by a jury in December and sentenced to 20 years in prison this week.