FEMALE PIMP WHO POSTED ADS FOR TWO VICTIMS ON INTERNET SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPED PIMPING

 

For Immediate Release
Case # 13NF1988

March 21, 2014

Susan Kang Schroeder
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Farrah Emami
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FEMALE PIMP WHO POSTED ADS FOR TWO VICTIMS ON INTERNET SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPED PIMPING

 

SANTA ANA – A female pimp who posted ads for two victims on the Internet was sentenced to two years in state prison yesterday for attempted pimping. Teresa Marie Adame, 36, La Mirada, was sentenced yesterday, March 20, 2014, for two felony counts of attempted-pimping.

 

On June 6, 2013, Adame posted a sexually suggestive ad on a website known for prostitution with the purpose of soliciting sex purchasers.  Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) officers discovered the ad and called Adame. The defendant arranged an appointment for the undercover officer to meet with the victim, 26-year-old Jane Doe #1, for commercial sex. The victim and the officer met and agreed on payment of $200 for sexual intercourse. Adame pre-arranged to collect a percentage of the money. The officer then terminated the meeting.

 

On June 11, 2013, undercover officers of the Anaheim Police Department (APD), working with HBPD, located another sexually suggestive ad on the same website. When contacted, Adame arranged for a commercial sex act with the second victim, 22-year-old Jane Doe #2. Adame then drove the victim to a motel in Anaheim, which was the agreed upon meeting place. An undercover officer met the victim, paid her the agreed upon price, and then terminated the meeting.

 

Adame retrieved the victim from the motel and fled the scene. Shortly thereafter, Adame was arrested in a traffic stop.

 

This case was investigated by HBPD and APD. Deputy District Attorney Daniel Varon of the HEAT Unit prosecuted this case.

 

Proposition 35 and HEAT

In November 2012, California’s anti-human trafficking Proposition 35 (Prop 35) was enacted in California with 81 percent of the vote, and over 82 percent of the vote in Orange County, to increase the penalty for human trafficking, particularly in cases involving the trafficking of a minor by force.

 

The Orange County District Attorney’s Human Exploitation And Trafficking (HEAT) Unit targets perpetrators who sexually exploit and traffic women and underage girls for financial gain, including pimps, panderers, and human traffickers. The HEAT Unit uses a tactical plan called PERP: Prosecution, to bring justice for victims of human trafficking and hold perpetrators responsible using Prop 35; Education, to provide law enforcement training to properly handle human trafficking and pandering cases; Resources from public-p