ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
 
 

Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff 
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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 17CF3297

Date: December 29, 2017

TWO LOS ANGELES MEN CHARGED WITH PIMPING AND PANDERING 15-YEAR-OLD RUNAWAY GIRL IN ORANGE COUNTY

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Two men from Los Angeles County were charged today with pimping and pandering a 15-year-old runaway girl in Orange County.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Brandon Lamar Aaron, 29, Hawthorne

 

Felony

  • Human trafficking of a minor
  • Pandering of a minor
  • Attempted pimping of a minor

Sentencing Enhancements

  • Crime-bail-crime

14 years in state prison

Pre-trial hearing

 

Jan. 9, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

 

Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

Jermey Erin Frierson, 26, Inglewood

Felony

  • Human trafficking of a minor
  • Pandering of a minor

Sentencing Enhancements

  • Prior strike convictions for attempted robberies in 2014 in Los Angeles county
  • Prior conviction for grand theft in 2012 in Los Angeles county

27 years to life in state prison

Pre-trial hearing

 

Jan. 9, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

 

Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Dec. 26 2017, Aaron, who was out of custody on $100,000 bail while facing charges of sex trafficking a minor in Las Vegas from 2015, and Frierson, a parolee with two prior strike convictions, are accused of meeting 15-year-old Jane Doe and trafficking the victim in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County.
  • The defendants are accused keeping the money the victim received from engaging in commercial sex acts with sex purchasers.
  • At approximately 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2017, a Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) patrol officer contacted Jane Doe, who appeared to be a minor, in an area known for prostitution and human trafficking.
  • Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF), who investigated this case, responded to the scene.
  • OCHTTF officers contacted Aaron and Frierson, who are accused of possessing evidence consistent with pimping and pandering.

Members of the OCHTTF and the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) Office work proactively to protect women and minors from falling victim to commercial sexual exploitation. OCHTTF is a partnership between Anaheim Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Costa Mesa Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, Irvine Police Department, Newport Beach Police Department, OCDA, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, SAPD, and community and non-profit partners.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Kelly Manley, HEAT Unit.    

 



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