Pimping a Child Gets Man Over a Dozen Years
SAN DIEGO (CN) - A 28-year-old San Diego man was sentenced Monday to 12 1/2 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of children.
Randy Martell Ballard aka Jazmin Davis brought a 14-year-old girl from El Paso to San Diego to make her work as a prostitute, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
He bought her a bus ticket under a phony name and then "posted online prostitution ads on the Internet with a phone number that the minor had in her possession and provided the minor with false identification documents," the U.S. attorney said in a statement.
Ballard pleaded guilty in November 2012.