ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Date: January 13, 2015
Case # 14NF4797
*Female co-defendant sentenced to two years in prison for attempted pimping
SANA ANA – A man was sentenced today to six years and four months in state prison for trafficking and pimping a 19-year-old woman for financial gain, and the possession of an illegal firearm. Jeremiah Clifton Johnson, 35, Chula Vista, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of human trafficking, possession of a firearm by a felon, and two felony counts of pimping. Co-defendant Andrea Evelyn Wilkerson, 27, San Diego, pleaded guilty today to one felony count each of attempted pimping and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in public and was sentenced to two years in state prison.
Circumstances of the Case
On or about Oct. 26, 2014, Wilkerson befriended 19-year-old Jane Doe #1, and introduced her to Johnson, who approached and induced the victim to prostitute herself with the promise that she would receive money and a better life in exchange for commercial sex acts. Johnson then began trafficking Jane Doe #1 as a prostitute and collected the proceeds that Jane Doe #1 had received from performing commercial sex acts. Continue reading