|For Immediate Release
Case # 13NF3387 October 1, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
TWO MEN AND WOMAN CHARGED WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PIMPING MINOR GIRL WHO WAS LURED THROUGH FACEBOOK
SANTA ANA – Two men and a woman were charged yesterday for human trafficking and pimping out a minor girl who was lured through Facebook. Kristian Adway, 19, is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pandering with a minor over 16 years old by procuring, pimping, pandering, evading while driving recklessly, and one misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing an officer.
Dejon Pierre Moore, 19, is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pimping a minor, pandering with a minor, pimping, and pandering, with a sentencing enhancement for human trafficking by force or fear. Moore has a prior strike conviction for a residential burglary in Los Angeles County in 2012.
Jennifer Kaye Moeggenberg, 23, is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pandering with a minor over 16 years old by procuring, and one misdemeanor count of false representation to a peace officer.
If the defendants are convicted, Moore faces a maximum sentence of 17 years and 8 months to life in state prison, Adway faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in state prison, and Moeggenberg faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison. Moore is being held on $1 million bail, and Adway and Moeggenberg are being held on $250,000 bail. The scheduled arraignment was continued in court yesterday to Oct. 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Circumstances of the Case
Moore is accused of contacting 17-year-old Jane Doe on Facebook and maintaining a long distance relationship with the victim. On Sept. 21, 2013, Moore is accused of driving to Los Angeles to pick up Jane Doe after she rode a train to meet him. Moore is accused of meeting up with Adway and driving together with Jane Doe to Orange County. Moore is accused of using force and fear to induce Jane Doe to work for him and engage in commercial sex. Moeggenberg is accused of setting rules for the victim and how to behave around sex purchasers.
Moore, Adway, and Moeggenberg, are accused of taking sexually suggestive photos of the victim and posting advertisements of Jane Doe on websites known for prostitution. Moore is accused of collecting the money Jane Doe made from performing illegal sex acts and giving some of the earnings to Adway. Moore is accused of hitting and threatening the victim when she expressed desire to stop providing illegal sex services.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, 2013, Adway is accused of driving Moore, Moeggenberg, and Jane Doe in Anaheim. Adway is accused of refusing to stop his vehicle for an Anaheim Police Department officer.