Accused pimp appears in U.S. District Court

A scantily-clad woman sits on a hotel bed in a video on David Maurice Weaver's MySpace page. She looks over her shoulder as she talks explicitly.

Another video shot on the blog of the Buena Vista resident, who appeared in chains in U.S. District Court Friday, has a woman exposing her shoulder. The words "DWeave" — the same letters on Weaver's vanity license plate — are tattooed in black letters.

"A pimp lives off of game and game only," Weave wrote May 18 on his blog — an online journal. "That means if you sell dope, you are not a pimp. If you get rap income, you are not a pimp. A pimp gets money from the proceeds of you know what. And with that being said, I am as real of a pimp as you will ever meet."

Weaver, 24, faces charges of sex trafficking of a child, inducement to travel for prostitution and criminal sexual activity, and transportation of a minor for prostitution and criminal sexual activity. Arrested Thursday, he stood before U.S. Magistrate G. Mallon Faircloth in jail-issued clothes with the words "Muscogee County Prison?Jail?" across the back — a contrast to a picture of Weaver on his blog showing him leaning against a polished green 1971 Buick as he fans dollar bills before the camera.

"Because it is alleged he took her across state lines and had sex with her, that's how the FBI got involved," said Donnie Green, supervisor of the Columbus FBI office. "It is alleged he was pimping her out."

Weaver's indictment, issued by a grand jury from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, states Weaver took an underage girl from Atlanta to Alexandria, Va.; Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, where she had sex for money. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Lynch argued Friday that Weaver should be held without bond because of the nature of the charges.

Columbus defense attorney Alfonza Whitaker said violence wasn't alleged in the indictment. He added that his client is epileptic and has ties to the community. A bond would enable him to care for his medical needs, Whitaker said.

Faircloth disagreed and deferred a decision on bond to a magistrate in the Northern District. Weaver will be taken to Atlanta and held without bond.

Weaver, who last logged onto his MySpace account Tuesday, was led away from the courtroom in handcuffs.

"As far as the cats in other illegal professions, the only advice I can give you is to be careful," he wrote on his blog. "Get the cheese and get off the mousetrap before that b---- closes. Peace and God bless."