Human Traffic Watch

Modern-Day ‘Slave Owner’ Convicted

In Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on August 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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.

Neon Tommy

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