Police located and recovered two missing teen girls in the investigation.
The defendant was a registered sex offender on parole when he met the 16-year-old girl and instructed her to prostitute herself, authorities said.
In court documents, he acknowledged making arrangements to have sex with a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old at a hotel in Long Beach.
Long Beach police joined forces with the FBI, U.S. Bureau of Homeland Security and detectives from Los Angeles, Pomona, Claremont and other cities nationwide in a sex trafficking sting that yielded 149 victims and 153 pimps over the weekend, the FBI announced on Monday.
A 24-year-old man was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for working with his mother to force a local runaway into prostitution, beginning when the girl was 15, an attorney said Tuesday.
A 32-year-old Compton man was sentenced to 42 years and eight months to life in prison today for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution purposes in the Compton and Long Beach areas between 2006 and 2013, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced.
A Long Beach man who forced a 17-year-old girl into prostitution and branded her chest with his street name was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
A West Coast pimp who already served 11 years behind bars for sex trafficking and abuse of two teenge victims was sent back to Federal prison last week for trafficking more victims, whom prosecutors say he met in Long Beach and forced into prostitution within a year of being released.
A man who victims said had used extreme acts of violence to force them into prostitution was convicted of human trafficking, among other charges, last week and faces 113 years to life in prison for his crimes.
A Long Beach gang member who forced a 14-year-old runaway into prostitution plead guilty last week and was sentenced to five years in state prison, police said Wednesday.