|For Immediate Release
Case # TBA August 2, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
TWO MEN TO BE ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES OF SEX TRAFFICKING TWO FEMALE MINORS UNDER PRETENSE OF TAKING ROAD TRIP
SANTA ANA – Two men will be arraigned today on charges of sex trafficking two minor girls under the pretense of taking a road trip. Michael Wayne Greer, 24, and Jaylin Juwan Marshall, 20, both of Sacramento, are each charged with two felony counts of human trafficking, two felony counts of pandering a minor over 16 years old by procuring, one felony count of pimping a minor for Jane Doe #1, and one felony count of attempting to pimp a minor for Jane Doe #2, with a sentencing enhancement for human trafficking by coercion, deceit and fear. Marshall has a prior conviction for a 2011 residential burglary in Sacramento County. If convicted on all counts, Greer faces a maximum sentence of 30 years to life in state prison, and Marshall faces a maximum sentence of 60 years to life in state prison. The People will be requesting $1 million bail for both defendants at their arraignment scheduled today, Aug. 2, 2013, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
Circumstances of the Case
Greer and Marshall are accused of being pimps/modern-day slave owners who exploit women and/or children for financial gain. Pimps often establish rigid rules that their victims are expected to follow including requiring victims to turn over all payment they receive for sex acts from sex purchasers to their pimp.
Months before July 2013, Greer is accused of befriending 17-year-old Jane Doe #1.
On July 29, 2013, Greer and Marshall are accused of meeting Jane Doe #1 and 16-year-old Jane Doe #2. They are accused of convincing the victims to go away with them with the intent to traffic them and sexually exploit the girls for a commercial purpose under the pretense of going on a road trip. Marshall is accused of posting sexual advertisements featuring Jane Doe #1 on Internet websites known for prostitution. The two defendants are accused of driving the teen victims to San Jose and then to Orange County. During this time, Marshall is accused of forcibly instructing Jane Doe #1 to perform lewd sexual acts in exchange for money.
On July 31, 2013, Greer and Marshall are accused of putting both girls in a Santa Ana hotel room to engage in commercial sex. The defendants are accused of setting up two encounters with sex purchasers; one of them was an undercover officer from the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD). The defendants were arrested that day.
This case was investigated by SAPD. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Anaheim Police Department assisted in the investigation. Deputy District Attorney Bradley Schoenleben of the HEAT Unit is prosecuting 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.