LAPD Seeks Additional Victims of Convicted Pimp Who Forced 2 Teen Girls Into Prostitution | KTLA
– NOTE L.A. POLICE DEPT BELIEVES THEIR ARE MORE VICTIMS.
Here is a case of gang trafficking with a gorilla pimp. My heart bleeds for the teenagers.
The article suggests he lured the girls in while they were in Los Angeles indicating the 16 yr olds were not from Los Angeles. This is true gorilla pimping. He sexually assaulted the girls over five months in Pomona and LA. He used social media to exploit the teens indicating that he posted explicit photos of them.
Very typical. On a night when he believed one of the girls did not earn enough money for him he physically abused her. They were abused for 5 months before they were able to escape.
Thank God they escaped and were not afraid to ask for help.
It is hard for civilians who are not routinely working with sex trafficking to visualize just how brutal these pimps can be to their victims. Imagine a 16 year old forced to turn tricks all day all night coming home to be beaten because she has not earned enough. A common scenario is when a John will have sex with a prostitute and not pay her. In essence she was raped. Then the pimp beats her severely for withholding money from him.
It is cases like these that drives all of us at Million Kids to help runaway kids and homeless kids. No child, no matter how mixed up they may be, deserves to be treated like these animals treat them. We must continue to engage everyone we can to educate our kids as fast as we can, so they can understand that when it goes bad, it can be bad beyond your imagination. Thank you for everyone who supports Million Kids.
LAPD Seeks Additional Victims of Pimp who Targeted Minors
Los Angeles: On July 14, 2015, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations South Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force concluded a 20-month investigation of two minors who are survivors of human trafficking.
27-year-old Huston Hughes of Compton, California, was convicted of Human Trafficking and Pimping of Minors under the age of 16. The survivors in this case are two 16-year-old females who are also from Compton.
The investigation began when one of the 16-year-old victims reported a sexual assault and described how Hughes was abusing her to the investigative personnel at the Human Trafficking Task force.
The investigation revealed that between 2013 and 2014, Hughes enticed and persuaded the minors while they were in the Los Angeles area. Hughes took the juveniles to various hotels and areas where prostitutes are known to loiter. Over a period of five months, Hughes sexually assaulted the minors multiple times. He then forced them to work for him as prostitutes in Pomona and in Los Angeles. Hughes also used various social media websites to sexually exploit the minors.
On one specific occasion, when Hughes believed that the minor did not earn enough money for him as a prostitute, he physically assaulted her. After five months of abuse, one minor was able to escape from Hughes and report him to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Hughes, a self-admitted gang member pled guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to Human Trafficking of a Minor and is now required to register as a sexual offender for the duration of his lifetime upon release. He received a 9.8 year sentence for his crimes.
Anyone with information in regards to this suspect is asked to call Operations South Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force at (213) 926-3963. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”