|For Immediate Release
Case # TBA
January 2, 2014
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
PAROLEE CHARGED WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PIMPING OF 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL
SANTA ANA – A parolee has been charged with the human trafficking of a 15-year-old girl after bringing her from Los Angeles County to Orange County to engage in prostitution. Kenny Ray Mann, 25, Compton, is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pimping a minor, and pandering with a minor under 16 years old by procuring, with sentencing enhancements for a 2008 prior strike conviction and prior prison conviction for robbery, for which he is on parole. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison. The People will be requesting Mann be held on $250,000 bail and be required to prove the money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bond. The defendant is expected to be arraigned today, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
Mann is accused of being a pimp/human trafficker who exploits women and/or children for financial gain.
In mid-December 2013, Mann is accused of meeting 15-year-old Jane Doe in Los Angeles County and pimping her by having her work as a prostitute.
On Dec. 30, 2013, Mann is accused of driving Jane Doe to Orange County to have her work as a prostitute. He is accused of taking her to a motel in Anaheim in an area known for prostitution.
An Anaheim Police Department (APD) officer observed the victim outside of the motel and determined that she appeared to be both a prostitute and a minor. Jane Doe was observed by the officer getting out of a vehicle, which Mann is accused of having registered in his name.
APD contacted the victim and Mann is accused of being identified as her pimp. In addition to having Jane Doe work as a prostitute on the street, Mann is accused of posting advertisements featuring sex acts with Jane Doe on websites known for prostitution.
The investigation by APD is ongoing.
Deputy District Attorney Brad Schoenleben of the HEAT Unit is prosecuting this case.