|For Immediate Release
Case # 13NF2067 June 19, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MAN AND TWO WOMEN CHARGED WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PIMPING OF 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL
SANTA ANA – A man and two women have been charged with the human trafficking and pimping of a 16-year-old girl in Orange County. Keon Nunnelly, 29, Sharon Vanessa King, 30, and Kia Maria Moore, 27, all of Sacramento, are each charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, using a minor for commercial sex acts, pimping a minor, and pandering a minor under 16 years old by procuring. Nunnelly also faces two additional felony counts of pimping, two felony counts of pandering, and one felony count of attempted pimping with sentencing enhancements for a prior strike conviction for assault with a firearm in 2004 and a prior conviction for which he served a prison term of one year or more for possession of marijuana for sale in 2009. Moore faces one additional felony count of possession of a controlled substance. If convicted on all counts, Nunnelly faces a maximum sentence of 35 years and four months in state prison, King faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in state prison, and Moore faces a maximum sentence of 14 years and eight months in state prison.
The People will be requesting Nunnelly be held on $500,000 bail and King and Moore be held on $250,000 bail at their arraignment today, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
Circumstances of the Case
Nunnelly, King, and Moore are accused of being pimps/human traffickers who exploited a child for financial gain.
Nunnelly, King, and Moore are accused of meeting 16-year-old Jane Doe in Northern California and bringing her to Orange County in order to make her work as a prostitute. King, Moore, and Jane Doe engaged in acts of prostitution and Nunnelly is accused of collecting all of the money paid to them for sex acts.
The three defendants are accused of posting multiple sexually explicit advertisements for prostitution online, including at least one depicting naked and sexually explicit pictures of the underage victim. The defendants are accused of pimping Jane Doe for several months and Nunnelly is accused of collecting tens of thousands of dollars from her during that time that she received from men for sex acts.
On June 17, 2013, King is accused of entering into an agreement to perform sex acts in exchange for money with an undercover officer from the Anaheim Police Department (APD). Nunnelly is accused of subsequently being identified as King’s pimp and arrested him nearby in a traffic stop. The officers arrested Moore and King in and around a motel being used by the defendants for pimping and prostitution and Moore is accused of being in possession of cocaine in her purse.