PAROLEE CONVICTED OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PIMPING OF 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

For Immediate Release
Case # 14HF0868






April 15, 2014

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
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Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
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PAROLEE CONVICTED OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PIMPING OF 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

 

SANTA ANA – A parolee was convicted today of 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, pleaded guilty to one felony count of human trafficking and one felony count of conspiracy to commit pimping. He has a 2008 prior strike conviction and prior prison conviction for robbery, for which he is on parole. He was sentenced to five years formal probation and 12 years in state prison suspended pending successful completion of probation.

 

Mann is a pimp/human trafficker who exploits women and/or children for financial gain.

 

In mid-December 2013, Mann met 15-year-old Jane Doe in Los Angeles County. On Dec. 30, 2013, Mann drove Jane Doe to Orange County to have her work as a prostitute. He took 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 had registered in his name.

 

APD contacted the victim and Mann was identified as her trafficker.

 

Deputy District Attorney Brad Schoenleben of the HEAT Unit prosecuted 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 the vote in Orange County, to increase the penalty for human trafficking, particularly in cases involving the trafficking of a minor by force.

 

The Orange County District Attorney’s Human Exploitation And Trafficking (HEAT) Unit targets perpetrators who sexually exploit and traffic women and underage girls for financial gain, including pimps, panderers, and human traffickers. The HEAT Unit uses a tactical plan called PERP: Prosecution, to bring justice for victims of human trafficking and hold perpetrators responsible using Prop 35; Education, to provide law enforcement training to p