Millionaire Baltimore businessman and family man who ‘led a double life’ as a sex fiend who trafficked a prostitute and paid ‘lower class’ drug addicted women $90K to perform depraved sex acts, is sentenced to 18 months
Financier Chuck Nabit, 66, was handed down the sentence Monday in federal court after owning up to paying a woman $5,000 to travel to have sex with him
At the hearing which lasted more than four hours, attorneys said Nabit would manipulate the sex workers – who were often addicted to drugs – to do his bidding with miniscule payments of $50, $40, $35
His conquests often were addicted to drugs
He would force the women to perform sex acts on-camera and send him degrading video of them relieving themselves, said prosecutors
Feds uncovered a stash of videos and photos in Nabit’s downtown Baltimore office of him having sex with the women, as well as a stash of sex toys in Nabit’s desk, as well as cameras and a pull-out bed
In the 15 months since his arrest by federal agents, Nabit has spent more than $100,000 on therapy and marriage counseling
In addition to his sentence, Nabit was ordered to pay a fine of $55,000 and a special assessment of $5,100
A wealthy Maryland businessman was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty to paying a woman $5,000 to travel across state lines to have sex with him.
Baltimore resident, Chuck Nabit, once a reputable family man and multimillionaire patron of the arts who gave to multiple museums and schools. But that reputation came tumbling down after he was arrested in June 2020 for spending more than $90,000 in two years on an extensive network of prostitutes – many of whom were drug addicts and desperate for cash or even a hot meal.
In April, the 66-year-old married father-of-two pled guilty a single count of transportation of an individual to engage in prostitution.
As part of the trafficking plea deal, he admitted to ‘demeaning and dehumanizing’ multiple women, paying them as little as one dollar to film themselves urinating or perform sex acts on the businessman in his office.
He led a double life,’ U.S. District Judge George Levi Russell III said Tuesday in the US district court of Baltimore, as he sentenced Nabit to 18 months in prison.
Tuesday’s sentencing hearing, which lasted more than four hours, even played a GoPro recording of the disgraced financier telling one drug addicted woman he would gladly have sex with her dead body, because he did not ‘want a warm corpse to go to waste.’
Two years later, the same woman ended up dead, from an apparent drug overdose.
Prosecutors had pursued a three-year sentence for the disgraced financier after his guilty plea. Nabit’s defense attorneys sought no more than six months for their client.
They argued the longtime-Baltimore fixture should have been prosecuted as a regular sex customer or ‘John,’ and not as a human trafficker – which carries tougher penalties.
Judge Russell III settled on 18 months.
One of Nabit’s victims wrote to the judge before Monday’s trial, detailing how she still suffers panic attacks and nightmares and struggles to leave her bedroom after her encounters with Nabit.
She described him as a man who would erupt if he didn’t receive the attention or sexual favors he wanted.
In the 15 months since his arrest by federal agents, Nabit has spent more than $100,000 on therapy and marriage counseling, in an effort his attorney alleges meant to save his marriage and dissect the compulsions that led him to his divergence into a depraved double life.
Nabit shelled out more than $90,000 on his secret sex-trafficking business in the past two years alone with several payments going to four known sex trafficking victims.
His psychiatrist, Dr. Stacy Chris Kraft, told the court that Nabit suffered obsessive-compulsive tendencies, low self-esteem and sex addiction, and that the businessman previously struggled with his relationships with women, citing that he did not marry until age 48.
Still, the defense attorney argued Nabit should have been prosecuted as a commercial sex customer, a “John,” not as a human trafficker, which carries tougher penalties. Allen told the court that he researched and found no other case of the charge being brought against a man who hired and traveled with a woman as his escort and sexual companion. “It’s a two-way street,” Allen told the court.
“He was their sugar daddy; they were the women who wanted the money.”
In the 15 months since his arrest, Nabit has spent more than $100,000 in 400 hours of psychotherapy and marriage counseling as he tries to save his marriage and understand the compulsions that led him to paper his briefcase with the names and phones numbers of sex workers, his attorney said.
His psychiatrist, Dr. Stacy Chris Kraft, told the court that Nabit suffered obsessive-compulsive tendencies, low self-esteem and sex addiction. He always struggled with intimate relationships with women and didn’t marry until age 48. He was a lonely man in an unhappy marriage who found gratification in the attention of women on The Block.
“He had these sort of fantasy relationships in his head with these women,” the documents stated.
Nabit’s wife, Mary Kate Nabit, also wrote to the judge, in a desperate plea for mercy for her husband. She detailed the pain and shame his ‘addictive behaviors’ caused her and their two children, and brought up his work to redeem and heal himself with therapy and church counseling.
He described to the judge how her husband had always been a devoted father.
‘Our biggest concern is our children’s well-being,’ she wrote.
‘It is heartbreaking to think that their good character could be tarnished due to their father’s mistakes. Chuck’s going to jail would only make the situation worse for our children.’
Prosecutors charged Nabit under the Mann Act, a 100-year-old federal law intended today to prosecute the human traffickers who cross state lines to pimp out women.
Nabit’s attorneys, tried to paint a more innocent picture of the businessman’s practices, stating he would enlist the sex workers to serve as his escorts and travel companions, paying one woman more than $30,000 in a single year.
In addition to his sentence, Nabit was also ordered to pay a fine of $55,000 and a special assessment of $5,100.