Convicted Illinois pimp Alex “Cowboy” Campbell was sentenced to life in prison for prostitution, the Chicago Tribune reports.
In addition to raping and terrorizing the women he forced into prostitution, Campbell, 47, branded the women with homages of himself in highly visible places on their bodies.
Life sentences are not common for pimps, but U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman said the branding of the women warranted one in Campbell’s case.
“I think the worst thing you did to these girls, frankly, is branding them the way you did,” Gettleman said before imposing a life sentence on Campbell. “They can’t get rid of those tattoos. … They have a life sentence, all of them. Every time they look in the mirror. … And it’s gonna hurt. Their life sentences compel a life sentence for you.”