A 37-year-old man was sentenced to 21 years, four months in prison after being found guilty of multiple felony charges related to a Long Beach human trafficking case, the Attorney General’s Office announced Friday.
Andrew Jordan, a Los Angeles County resident, was sentenced Friday after a jury found him guilty in September of human trafficking, pimping, pandering, domestic violence and assault. He has been in police custody since his arrest in September 2015.
"Human trafficking is a heinous crime where perpetrators profit from the trading and selling of human beings,” said Attorney General Harris in a statement. “[This] sentence sends a clear signal that this form of modern-day slavery will not be tolerated.”
During the two-week trial, victims testified that Jordan would drop them off in areas known for prostitution, force them to commit commercial sex acts and keep the money, according to a release. He monitored their whereabouts by circling the streets and text messaging.
“He collected the money in between sex acts and set strict rules, including how much time the victims should be with a client, what geographic areas they could go to, and how much they needed to make each day,” according to the release.
If any victim broke the rules, he severely punished them with a physical beating, according to officials.
Jordan’s arrest was made possible through the combined efforts of various police agencies, including Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Vice Investigations and Gang Enforcement Sections and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD) Custody Investigative Services, Operation Safe Jails, the Simi Valley Police Department, and the Los Angeles Human Exploitation and Trafficking Task Force, who identified the human trafficking victims exploited by Jordan.