A Monterey woman charged with human trafficking was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison.
Aaliya Solange Ali Person, 36, also known as Lisa Louise Banner, admitted to pandering a 17-year-old who was brought to Monterey for purposes of prostitution. Person admitted to charges of pandering, human trafficking and kidnapping. Her sentence of 10 years and 8 months in prison was stipulated as part of her plea agreement.
Acting on a tip, Monterey police found the girl in a Monterey hotel on Feb. 8, 2012. A search of Person’s residence revealed evidence linking her to the girl, a runaway who has since been reunited with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area and is doing well, Deputy District Attorney Todd Hornik said.
Hornik said Person took the girl to the hotel room, took her belongings, including her car, and left her stranded there for purposes of prostitution to pay off a debt the girl owed to a pimp in Oakland.
Hornik said Person was the pimp’s “regional manager” for prostitution in the area and “was involved in this business and this lifestyle.”
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel