Pimp and Crips gang member gets 40 years teenaged sex trafficking

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A self-described “cross-country pimp” from Gardena was sentenced Monday to 40 years in federal prison for forcing seven girls — including one who was 13 years old — to work as prostitutes.

Laron Darrell “Birdd” Carter, 39, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips to pay more than $630,000 in restitution to six of his victims, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Following a five-day trial in April, a Los Angeles federal jury convicted Carter of seven counts of sex trafficking of a minor by force, fraud or coercion, and seven counts of transporting a child to engage in prostitution.

The evidence at trial showed that the Crips gang member trafficked girls as young as 13 and subjected some of them to beatings, which included victims being punched in the face and whipped with a belt.

To read more: http://mynewsla.com/crime/2016/07/18/pimp-and-crips-gang-member-gets-40-years-in-federal-prison-for-sex-trafficking-of-teenage-girls/