Berneal Holman Jr., a 29-year-old man from Los Angeles, has pleaded guilty in Santa Ana’s Central Justice Center to human-trafficking a minor, pimping a minor and conspiracy to commit human-trafficking of a minor, among other crimes. He faces five years in prison for his conviction.
A woman also from Los Angeles, 26-year-oldWhitney Latiss Jones, has been charged with conspiracy to commit human-trafficking of a minor, human-trafficking of a minor and pimping a minor, among other crimes. She faces up to 16 years in prison if convicted due to previous offenses.
Holman, who is convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old girl, is being described by Orange County prosecutors as a “modern-day slave owner.”
Jones is described as his highest-ranking prostitute who recruited other women to their ring.
Modern-Day ‘Slave Owner’ ConvictedIn Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on August 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm