ARTICLES: (Click title to read each article listed below)
For those of you that are building training books to share with the audiences, you will want to print this but enlarge the print as all FBI releases are small print. Also note that this same case may show up with local law enforcement releases as FBI supports all law enforcement activity including RCAHT.
This was released June 20, 2014 by the FBI.
CASES INVOLVING SEX TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN ON THE RISE. Four Sentenced in One Day in Separate Cases – Headline San Diego.
This release is talking only of PROSECUTED cases so the lower numbers are deceptive. It often take 18 months to prosecute a case.
Case 1. Pimp is 29 and victim is 14. Most likely a Romeo style recruiting and grooming case. Note he took her to Las Vegas which enhanced the sentence for taking a minor across state lines. Note….had she been UNDER 14 he could have received life in prison.
He received 10 yrs prison and 10 yrs parole…this is a Federally prosecuted case.
Case 2. Pimp is 26 and victim is 15. Again most likely a Romeo pimp as no bottom recruiter is mentioned in the case. He received 10 yrs prison. He had previously pleaded guilty for sex trafficking of a minor related to this case. This is a Federally prosecuted case.
Case 3. This is a child Pornography case, Defendant is 55. Note that the defendant received NINE years just for distribution of Child pornography and was not charged with manufacture or possession. Manufacturing and Distribution of child pornography is part of human trafficking based on the passage of Proposition 35 within the state of California.
MY POINT HERE IS THIS IS AN EQUALLY SERIOUS OFFENSE.
Case 4. Defendant is 36. He received 2 1/2 yrs and 7 yrs parole for transmitting INFORMATION about a minor with the intent to entice the minor. They are apparently unable to actually PROVE a case of sex trafficking but the offense was serious enough for prison time.
Case 5. postponed –
HE WAS WEARING A T SHIRT THAT SAID………
“I make Pimping look easy” when he was arrested,
“personal comment…….maybe a “single digit IQ with this suspect?”.
Truthfully once you study pimping and work in the business you are simply blown away at the level of arrogance and lack of conscience of the pimps and the bottoms. He admitted to driving a 17 yr old to Yuma for the purpose of selling her as a prostitute. When the case does come up for sentencing it should be substantial in that he crossed state lines with a minor for the purposes of engaging in prostitution.
Bottom line, there are not a lot of details on this article but it helps you understand the frequency and trends of this crime. And it is gaining momentum and it is serious.