2 plead guilty to pimping teens in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say two people have pleaded guilty to pimping eight teens for commercial sex work in a ring that operated throughout California.
State Attorney General Xavier Becerra says Quinton Brown and Gerald Turner pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tulare County.
Prosecutors and Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies said the teens between 15 and 17 years old were used in a commercial sex operation. Investigators said Brown and Turner solicited customers from internet postings.
Prosecutors say Brown is expected to serve 28 years in prison and Turner is expected to serve an 11-year sentence after entering into a plea agreement.
A third suspect, Mia McNeil, was accused of using stolen identities to rent apartments used as brothels. She’s pleaded not guilty and is due in court next month.