Black Lives Matter activist forced teen into prostitution, cops say

Charles Wade, a prominent Black Lives Matter organizer, was arrested in April on human trafficking charges. (MIAMI-DADE CORRECTIONS)

Charles Wade, a prominent Black Lives Matter organizer, was arrested in April on human trafficking charges. (MIAMI-DADE CORRECTIONS)

BY MEG WAGNER
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:45 AM

A prominent Black Lives Matter activist was arrested for allegedly forcing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution, officials said.

Charles Wade — a former celebrity stylist who turned to activism in the wake of the 2014 shooting death of unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown — posted ads online promoting the “fun and sexy” teen and pocketed all the cash his victim made from performing sex acts, according to a police report obtained by conservative news site Daily Caller.

The 33-year-old was arrested on a slew of human traffic and prostitution charges during an April Sting operation in Maryland, Prince George’s County police told the Daily News. A request for further comment was directed to the State’s Attorney’s Office.

According to the police report, an undercover officer responded to Wade’s ad on classified site backpage.com...