|For Immediate Release
Case # 13NF3021
September 20, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
PIMP AND RECRUITER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR TRAFFICKING 16-YEAR OLD GIRL AND HAVING SEX WITH HER AFTER MEETING THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE
SANTA ANA – A pimp and a recruiter are scheduled to be arraigned today for trafficking a 16-year-old girl and having sex with her after meeting through a social networking website. Donshawn Eugene Miller, 30, San Diego, is charged with one felony count each of, human trafficking, pimping a minor, pandering with a minor over 16 years old by procuring, unlawful sexual intercourse, pimping, and pandering. Ivylynn Renee Reid, 21, 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 oral copulation of a minor. If convicted, Miller faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in state prison and Reid faces a maximum sentence of 12 years and 8 months in state prison. The defendants are being held on $250,000 bail and are scheduled for continued arraignment today, Sept. 20, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
In the pimp/prostitution subculture, pimps exploit women and/or children for financial gain often assign ranks to the women they exploit. They 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,” assigning seats in the car based on “rank,” and setting daily quotas that the victims are expected to fulfill. The victims are required to turn over all payment they receive for sex acts from sex purchasers to their pimp. Failure to follow these rules can result in deprivation of food and/or physical or emotional abuse.
Circumstances of the Case
Miller is accused of being a pimp/modern-day slave owner and Reid is accused of working for him as a prostitute and recruiting other women to engage in commercial sex for Miller. Reid is accused of being the highest-ranking of Miller’s prostitutes.
In August 2013, Reid is accused of meeting 16-year-old Jane Doe on a social networking website. Reid is accused of arranging a meeting with Jane Doe after discussing with the victim on being able to provide her a wealthier lifestyle.
Between Aug. 10, 2013, and Aug. 23, 2013, Reid and Miller are accused of picking up Jane Doe and driving her to a motel room. Reid is accused of orally copulating Jane Doe and Miller is accused of having intercourse with the victim.
Reid is accused of showing Jane Doe the prostitution routes in Anaheim and prices to charge sex purchasers for various sex acts. Reid is accused of taking sexually suggestive photos of Jane Doe and posting advertisements of the victim on a website known for prostitution. Reid is accused of taking the money the victim made from commercial sex and transferring the money to Miller.