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July 30, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Two alleged pimps in Orange County face charges in two separate cases related to the human trafficking and pandering of teenage girls, prosecutors said Tuesday. Davion D'Anthony Johnson-Harris, 24, has been charged with one felony count each of pimping and pandering, facing a maximum sentence of six years in state prison if convicted, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. Johnson-Harris is set to be arraigned Wednesday. In another case, prosecutors said Curtis Maurice Canady, 19, has been charged with two felony counts of human trafficking with intent to pander, two felony counts of pandering a minor by procuring and one felony count of attempted pandering.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
A man who allegedly used Facebook to try to recruit a 17-year-old girl for prostitution has been charged with human trafficking, Orange County prosecutors said. Dwight Lamith Garris, 34, allegedly believed he had befriended a minor, but he was actually communicating with an undercover Anaheim police officer, the Orange County district attorney's office said Monday in a statement. Garris, a Palmdale resident, tried to recruit the girl over a period of about eight days in early April to work as a prostitute and to recruit other sex workers for him, according to the statement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Twenty-four street-gang members and associates have been indicted on charges of conspiring to run an interstate prostitution ring, federal officials announced Wednesday. Of the 24 indicted, 14 face possible life sentences in prison because the charges against them include sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by violence. Arrests were made in San Diego, Arizona and New Jersey. The organization is known as BMS, which is a combination of the Black MOB and Skanless gangs, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Twenty-four street-gang members and associates have been indicted on charges of conspiring to run an interstate prostitution ring, federal officials announced Wednesday. Of the 24 indicted, 14 face possible life sentences in prison because the charges against them include sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by violence. Arrests were made in San Diego, Arizona and New Jersey. The organization is known as BMS, which is a combination of the Black MOB and Skanless gangs, officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 1997 | D. JAMES ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sneaker Pimps headlined the sold-out Hollywood Athletic Club on Saturday with a hypnotically uninspired performance. The act is a combination of shoegazer feedback rock and beat-heavy trip-hop--Garbage meets Portishead. For the record industry, it is a recipe made in heaven, a bridge between the heavyweight champion of chart genres, alternative, and the new hope of pop, dance music.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1997 | Cheo Hodari Coker, Cheo Hodari Coker is a Times staff writer
"It's lights, camera and action, baby! A pimp always has to dress his best." Kenny "K-Red" Red, 35, sits on the white marble steps below the Capitol building, a mountainous structure that symbolizes capitalism, prosperity and uniquely American virtues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2012 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
It was a promise that spoke to high school girls of humble means and less-than-stable homes — quick money to get their hair and nails done, buy a house, even get their kids back from foster care. It was, a girl allegedly told her schoolmates, simply a matter of "using what you got to get what you want. " That was how 19-year-old Kimberly Alberti lured underage girls at her school to work for her pimp, prosecutors allege, bringing them into the control of a sex-trafficking ring in which they were beaten, raped and locked up while being forced into prostitution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 | By Anh Do and Paloma Esquivel
A 24-year-old Anaheim man accused of teaching a teenage girl to work as a prostitute, advertising her services on an X-rated website. A 19-year-old guy charged with forcing a stable of girls to walk Beach Boulevard, not far from Disneyland, and perform sex acts for money. A middle-aged Irvine woman accused of operating a brothel in an upscale apartment complex. Since tougher human-trafficking laws went on the books in January, officials across California have sharpened their focus, going after pimps who force women - often young runaways or girls lured by Internet postings - to sell their bodies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2011 | Sandy Banks
The crowd was small but energetic and ready to give an earful to city officials. They'd been struggling for months to draw attention to a big problem in a small section of their West Adams neighborhood. An onslaught of prostitutes, pimps and johns had turned their quiet network of side streets into an urban combat zone. Fed-up neighbors had pushed for the meeting at the LAPD's Southwest Division last month. It was a collegial affair. Police officers and city officials opened with facts about shrinking budgets, criminal networks, law enforcement's balancing act. Residents submitted questions on index cards, then segued into indignant complaints.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2011 | Sandy Banks
It was the paradox that drew me in: The notion of a comfortably retired 85-year-old teacher trying to make the tawdry topic of sex trafficking a priority for her suburban San Diego chapter of the American Assn. of University Women. Myrra Lee was upset about a column I wrote last month on a campaign by residents in Los Angeles' West Adams district to rid their block of prostitutes and pimps . I'd painted prostitutes as the villains, Lee said, and missed a chance to educate readers about how complicated and dangerous their situation is. Then she proceeded to educate me: "This is not their choice to be doing this.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2013 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to allow freedom for a woman whose punishment for killing her pimp became a call to arms against the practice of locking up juveniles for life. Sara Kruzan, 35, was incarcerated at 16 when she killed the man she contended had groomed her since age 11 to work for him as a child prostitute. She was sentenced to life without parole for her crime, and her case became a high-profile example used by lawmakers and advocates for juvenile offenders seeking to soften such harsh sentences.
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October 3, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Attention all polarizing twentysomething pop stars: When you name-drop your inspirations, don't always expect them to respond with a thank you. Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor, who is no stranger to controversy herself, wasn't quite on board with Miley Cyrus name-dropping her in a recent interview. During an interview for her recent Rolling Stone cover story, Cyrus said she drew inspiration from O'Connor's iconic video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” for her latest single “Wrecking Ball.” Now the two clips bare a few similarities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A suspected pimp and one of his recruiters are scheduled to be in court Friday morning on charges of trafficking a 16-year-old girl, pimping a minor and a host of other alleged sexual crimes. Eugene Miller, 30, of San Diego is accused by the Orange County district attorney's office of being a "pimp/modern-day slave owner," while Ivylynn Renee Reid, 20, is accused of working for him as a prostitute and recruiting other women to engage in commercial sex for Miller, according to a news release.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
Los Angeles County officials Tuesday unanimously called for stricter penalties for men who seek out underage prostitutes, urging state lawmakers to require that "johns" who pay to have sex with children face felony rather than misdemeanor charges, be required to register as sex offenders and pay higher fines. Currently, "the adults are essentially given a slap on the wrist by sending them to something called 'john school,' " Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas said after he proposed the resolution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Five people have been charged in Riverside County with kidnapping an 18-year-old woman from Compton for purposes of pimping and human trafficking, authorities said Wednesday. The woman was snatched from Compton either Thursday or Friday and allegedly sexual assaulted by two of the suspects, officials said. But she was able to escape Friday from a Moreno Valley Best Western motel, where she had been taken to work as a prostitute, prosecutors said. Riverside County's Anti-Human Trafficking Task force was able to swoop into the motel Friday and arrest five suspects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 | By Anh Do and Paloma Esquivel
A 24-year-old Anaheim man accused of teaching a teenage girl to work as a prostitute, advertising her services on an X-rated website. A 19-year-old guy charged with forcing a stable of girls to walk Beach Boulevard, not far from Disneyland, and perform sex acts for money. A middle-aged Irvine woman accused of operating a brothel in an upscale apartment complex. Since tougher human-trafficking laws went on the books in January, officials across California have sharpened their focus, going after pimps who force women - often young runaways or girls lured by Internet postings - to sell their bodies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1995
This is in response to the "debate" over AB 1035, which makes it a crime to loiter with the intent of engaging in prostitution or drug dealing. I live just south of Sunset Boulevard near Fairfax Avenue. For 15 years, I and other residents have spent a great deal of time, money and emotional energy dealing with prostitution. Many of us have built fences to keep them from using our lawns and driveways for sex. And yet, used condoms continue to litter our sidewalks and gutters. Johns' cars continue to circle our blocks in the wee small hours.
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February 10, 1986 | NANCY SHIFFRIN, Shiffrin writes frequently about women's issues for The Times and other publications
Working Women: The Subterranean World of Street Prostitution by Arlene Carmen and Howard Moody (Bessie/Harper & Row: $16.50) Howard Moody is senior minister of the Judson Memorial Church. Arlene Carmen is program associate on the Prostitute Project, a program designed to bring needed medical assistance to New York City's streetwalkers and to learn about their lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Two alleged pimps in Orange County face charges in two separate cases related to the human trafficking and pandering of teenage girls, prosecutors said Tuesday. Davion D'Anthony Johnson-Harris, 24, has been charged with one felony count each of pimping and pandering, facing a maximum sentence of six years in state prison if convicted, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. Johnson-Harris is set to be arraigned Wednesday. In another case, prosecutors said Curtis Maurice Canady, 19, has been charged with two felony counts of human trafficking with intent to pander, two felony counts of pandering a minor by procuring and one felony count of attempted pandering.
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