Accused pimp arrested with teen turns to Facebook for help

Posted at 7:29 AM, Feb 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-02-14 08:11:09-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – An Ohio man accused of bringing an underage girl across state lines to Richmond to engage in prostitution was arrested Friday.

However, his Facebook site remains active and authorities believe the suspect is using the popular social media site in an attempt to make bail. [PHOTOS: Click here to see the photos from Facebook]

According to court documents, Calvin L. Winbush, of Cleveland Heights, drove a 15-year-old girl and two other women from Ohio to Richmond at the end of 2011.

Police said Winbush, also known as “Good Game,” was busted on Jan. 3 for interstate prostitution and for pandering at a Glen Allen hotel.

Additionally, 30-year-old Sonora Armstrong and 33-year-old Sabrina Holloway were arrested.

However, now the self-proclaimed international player, professional host, actor and radio personality is trying to use his Facebook page to make money, according to federal officials.

On his Facebook page, what appears to be a movie poster asks that donations be sent to an address on New Kent Highway. The address listed is for the Henrico County Jail East, where Winbush is being held.

“It’s kind of upsetting that they’re using the jail address to get money to get out,” said Henrico Sherriff Mike Wade. “It’s like he’s admitting to his crime.”

However, Wade said Winbush could not be accessing his Facebook page since he’s in jail and has no access to computers.

As for the Facebook plea for cash, Wade does not think it will work.

“I saw how much money he has in his account and it’s a far cry from what he needs to get out,” said Wade.

Winbush, who is being held on a $50000 bond, faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison if convicted.

The investigation was part of the FBI‘s and Henrico County Division of Police Vice Unit’s ongoing initiative to target people engaged in human trafficking.