Five men have been charged with pimping, pandering and human trafficking in a Southern California teen prostitution case.
Investigators said Thursday that the defendants transported minors from Riverside and San Bernardino counties to Long Beach to work as prostitutes in North Hollywood.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram (http://bit.ly/sbOCOw) says 21-year-old Darrius Sutton, 23-year-old Chad Phillips-Miller, 27-year-old Leprinceton Burks and Darius Burks and Edwin Franklin, whose ages haven’t been released, were arrested on Dec. 8. They live in Carson and Los Angeles.
Sutton and the Burkses were identified as gang members.
The arrests were part of an investigation by the Los Angeles Innocence Lost Task Force, comprised of the FBI, the Los Angeles Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security.
Source: SF Gate