|For Immediate Release
Case # 13NF2530 August 6, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
WHO: The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California (USACAC) and Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) Office
WHAT: Announced today that the USACAC has filed a criminal case against Curtis Maurice Canady, 19, related to the human trafficking and pimping/attempting pimping of two minors and a third teenage victim. The OCDA previously filed a case against this defendant with a maximum possible sentence of 15 years in state prison. The USACAC will prosecute its case first, as it carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum sentence of life in federal prison.
“The U.S. Attorney and I will coordinate efforts to take these modern day slave owners and human traffickers off the streets and prosecute them for the greatest possible punishment under the law for sexually exploiting children for their greedy purposes,” said District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.
“As we focus our efforts on sex traffickers who prey upon young, vulnerable victims, we are developing new ways to identify the problem and deal with offenders,” United States Attorney André Birotte Jr. said. “This case demonstrates the value of collaborative law enforcement to most effectively bring justice to the victims of this most troubling offense.”
To read the OCDA’s July 30, 2013, press release on this case, visit www.orangecountyda.com and select under Press Release/Media Advisories, “Pimp Charged with Human Trafficking and Pandering Two Minor Girls and Attempting to Pimp a Third Teenage Girl.”