ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15NF1360
Date: May 21, 2015
FULLERTON – A man was arraigned today on charges of human trafficking, attempted pimping and pandering of an undercover officer, whom believed to be a minor girl, on Facebook. Brandon Roosevelt Starks, 30, Fresno, is charged with one felony count of human trafficking, one felony count of attempted pimping of a minor, one felony count of pimping, and one felony count of pandering. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 13 years and four months in state prison. He is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on June 1, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-12, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
Circumstances of the Case
Starksis accused of being a human trafficker/pimp who exploits women and/or children for financial gain. With the rise in popularity of social media and ease of meeting people on the Internet, many pimps and human traffickers utilize a variety of social media to locate potential victims. Continue reading