|For Immediate Release
Case # 13CF1958
March 13, 2014
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Cell: 714-292-2718Farrah Emami
MAN CONVICTED OF PIMPING AND PANDERING WOMAN FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP BY UNDERCOVER OFFICERS
*One co-defendant faces trial at a later date. A third co-defendant in the vehicle was sentenced
SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today of pimping and pandering a woman after being stopped by undercover Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) officers. Raphael Jared Scally, 27, Hesperia, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count each of pimping and pandering. Scally faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison at his sentencing April 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-43, Central Justice Center.
Co-defendant Darryl Da Keis Gillard, 27, Hemet, is charged with two felony counts each of pimping and pandering with a sentencing enhancement for crime-bail-crime, indicating that the defendant was out of custody on bail for another felony (2010 residential burglary case) at the time of the crime. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of nine years and four months in state prison and is scheduled for jury trial April 22, 2014, at 8:45 a.m. in Department C-5, Central Justice Center.
Co-defendant Christopher Robert Butler, 29, Moreno Valley, pleaded guilty Oct. 29, 2013, to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to one year and four months in state prison.
Circumstances of the Case
Scally is a pimp who exploited a young woman for financial gain. Gillard is accused of being an aider and abettor to Scally. Pimps often establish rigid rules that their victims are expected to follow including setting daily quotas that the victims are expected to fulfill. Scally set a $300 quota for 18-year-old Jane Doe on the night of the crime.
At approximately 4:00 a.m. on June 14, 2013, the defendants are accused of driving together in Santa Ana around Harbor Boulevard in an area known to law enforcement to be high in prostitution and pimping activity. Gillard is accused of driving, Butler was riding in the front passenger seat, and Scally rode in the back seat with Jane Doe, who worked as a prostitute for Scally.
The defendants are accused of dropping off the victim on the street in a high prostitution area. Undercover police officers from SAPD observed this behavior and performed a traffic stop on the defendants’ vehicles and contacted the victim afterwards..