According to prosecutors, two men were arraigned in Orange County Superior Court on charges of trafficking and attempted pimping of a teenage girl in Costa Mesa.
The two men, one 25 years old and the other 23 years old, also face charges for pimping a woman for sex, according to the Orange County DA office and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.
The two men were arrested on Saturday night in Costa Mesa on suspicion of attempting to pimp a teenage girl and a woman between May 2016 and June 2016 in an area of Costa Mesa that is known for prostitution, the statement said.
The 25 year old man is charged with three felony counts: human trafficking of a minor, attempted pimping of a minor, and pandering with a minor over 16 years old. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 13 years and four months in state prison.
The 23 year old man is charged with one felony count of pimping and one felony count of pandering. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison, according to the statement.
If you or a loved one is suspected of human trafficking, sex trafficking, pimping, or pandering with a minor, call Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.