For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
PIMP SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND HAVING SEX WITH HER AFTER MEETING THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE
SANTA ANA – A pimp was sentenced Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, to five years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration 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, pleaded guilty to the Court to 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.
Circumstances of the Case
Miller is a pimp/human trafficker who exploits women and/or children for financial gain. In August 2013, Miller directed his primary prostitute to set up a meeting with 16-year-old Jane Doe, whom she met through a social networking website.
Between Aug. 10, 2013, and Aug. 23, 2013, Miller picked up Jane Doe, drove her to a motel room, and had unlawful sexual intercourse with the victim. Miller then had his primary prostitute show Jane Doe the prostitution routes in Anaheim, prices to charge sex purchasers for various sex acts, and posted advertisements containing sexually explicit photos of Jane Doe on a website known for prostitution. Miller pimped Jane Doe and took the money the victim made from engaging in commercial sex acts.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2013, an Anaheim Police Department (APD) officer spoke to Jane Doe on the street and began investigating Miller. On Sept. 2, 2013, APD arrested Miller in Hemet.
This case was investigated by APD and 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 Uni