MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR SEX TRAFFICKING MINOR AFTER HAVING UNLAWFUL SEX WITH VICTIM

For Immediate Release
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December 12, 2013

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MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR SEX TRAFFICKING MINOR AFTER HAVING UNLAWFUL SEX WITH VICTIM

 

SANTA ANA – A man will be arraigned today on charges of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl after having unlawful sexual intercourse with the victim. Dominique Dashawn Tillman-Brown, 20, Los Angeles, is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pimping a minor, pandering with a minor over 16 years old by procuring, and unlawful sexual intercourse. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 13 years in state prison. The People will request the defendant be held on $100,000 bail at his arraignment today, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.

 

Circumstances of the Case

Tillman-Brown is accused of being a pimp/modern-day slave owner who exploits women and/or children for financial gain. Pimps often establish rigid rules that their victims are expected to follow including requiring victims to speak only when spoken to, address the pimp as “Sir” or “Daddy.” The victims are required to turn over all payment they receive for sex acts from sex purchasers to their pimp.

 

On Dec. 6, 2013, Tillman-Brown is accused of meeting 17-year-old Jane Doe in Los Angeles. He is accused of immediately instructing the victim to engage in acts of commercial sex.

 

On Dec. 7, 2013, Tillman-Brown is accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with Jane Doe. He is accused of driving her from Los Angeles County to Anaheim to have her engage in illegal sexual conduct in exchange for payment. Tillman-Brown is accused of posting advertisements of Jane Doe on a website known for prostitution and renting a motel room where she could meet potential sex purchasers.

 

On Dec. 10, 2013, an undercover officer of the Anaheim Police Department (APD) contacted Jane Doe. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Innocence Lost Task Force had been searching for her and with the assistance of APD, found the victim in an Anaheim. Tillman-Brown was arrested by APD later that night.

 

This case was investigated by APD and the FBI. Deputy District Attorney Brad Schoenleben of the HEAT Unit is prosecuting 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