Human Traffic Watch

Trial begins for men charged with pimping underage girls out of San Ramon house

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on March 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

A Sacramento woman testified Monday that she was a 17-year-old runaway from the state foster care system in 2009 when she was brought to a San Ramon house and pimped out to men throughout the Bay Area.

She and two other runaways, who were 16 and 13 at the time, were told they could make money by wearing provocative clothing while getting their pictures taken or appearing on webcams. It wasn’t until she was being driven to her first prostitution client, the now 20-year-old woman testified, that she “realized that we actually would be having sex with other people.”

“I think it was pretty obvious I didn’t want to be there,” she said.

The woman, referred to in court as Jane Doe No. 2, was the first witness at the sex-trafficking trial of Duwan Fields and Claudiens Griffin, who are accused of pimping.

Fields, a 33-year-old San Ramon resident, is charged with two counts of pimping a minor prostitute, and one count of unlawful sex with a 16-year-old. Griffin, a 21-year-old Sacramento man, is charged with pimping a minor prostitute, pandering for prostitution, rape, and lewd acts on a 13-year-old.

Source: Mercury News

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