STOCKTON (CBS13) — A assemblage this week recovered a Stockton pistillate blameworthy of enactment trafficking children, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Dawniel Santangelo, 43, was convicted Tuesday of 3 counts of kid enactment trafficking, conspiracy to prosecute successful kid enactment trafficking and 1 number of transporting a insignificant with intent to prosecute successful transgression intersexual activity.
Between September 2018 and May 2019, Santangelo recruited underage girls to enactment arsenic prostitutes passim Northern California and Southern Oregon, prosecutors said. Santangelo provided alcohol, drugs and created a enactment ambiance motels successful Stockton and Salinas to the girls truthful they would execute enactment acts for strangers.
The victims yet had enactment with customers successful motel rooms and connected the streets, prosecutors said.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Santangelo posted prostitution ads of the victims online and brought customers to the motels to person enactment for wealth she and 34-year-old co-defendant Lucious James Roy, of Stockton, took from the girls.
Santangelo and Roy recruited a 15-year-old runaway from Modesto to enactment arsenic a prostitute. They took the miss to Santangelo’s erstwhile location of Medford, Oregon to person her enactment there. Once there, prosecutors said Santangelo posted ads of the miss online and rented a motel country wherever the intersexual acts were to beryllium performed.
The miss called her household for assistance aft a fewer days and Oregon constabulary aboriginal located Santangelo, Roy and the miss successful Santangelo’s motel room, wherever the brace was arrested.
Roy was sentenced connected April 12 to 17 years and 7 months successful situation aft helium pleaded blameworthy to conspiracy to prosecute successful kid enactment trafficking.
Santangelo is scheduled to beryllium sentenced connected November 8. She faces a maximum condemnation of beingness successful situation and $250,000 successful fines.