Sex Trafficking Convict Threatens Victim During Trial

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco man convicted of sexually trafficking two underage girls threatened one of the victims in court before a judge sentenced him to 97 years to life in state prison.

Deputies removed 29-year-old Jamar Geeter from the courtroom Thursday after he claimed he had hired someone to kill the 16-year-old victim, who was present in court, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The outburst occurred while an advocate with the district attorney's office read a statement from the girl. The girl said she suffered from depression and flashbacks after she returned home.

"The only time I felt safe walking was when I had a Taser with me, or Mace," she said in her statement. "I used to walk carelessly, out with my friends, but now I feel like I lost my childhood because I live protecting myself day by day."

A jury convicted Geeter in March of 16 counts of sex trafficking, pimping, pandering and rape following an eight-week trial.

The first victim was 14 when she met Geeter in July 2014. The second was 16 and met Geeter on New Year's Eve that year.