Pimp Guilty of Having Sold 14-Year-Old Girl for Sex In Anaheim: Update

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

See the update at the end of this post on the conviction of Chuncey Tarae Garcia.

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Garcia: You can call me "King Slim the Boss" or "Pimpin"
ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 4, 2:06 P.M.: "King Slim the Boss" is his chosen nickname, and though he is most certainly slim, inside Superior Court Judge Michael J. Cassidy's Santa Ana courtroom, accused pimp Chuncey Tarae Garcia is neither king nor boss.

The gangly Garcia wore a blue suit and a frown of frustration today when Deputy District Attorney Daniel Varon expertly gave his opening trial statement and accused him of forcibly raping a 14-year-old Scottsdale, Arizona, girl and converting her into a prostitute sold on the Internet in Orange County.

Though sweet-looking with perfect skin and long hair, the victim--known in court only as "Jane Doe" because she is a minor--isn't attending the trial, but Varon made her his first witness by airing video recordings of her previously telling her story under oath.

Doe's tale isn't pretty.

At the time of her 14th birthday, she ran away from horrible home conditions after getting expelled for fighting in school, landed a job as a stripper at Skin Cabaret in Scottsdale, met prostitute Cierra Melissa Robinson and got introduced to Garcia, whom, the prosecutor says, wasted no time selling her to anonymous men in the Phoenix area, Anaheim and Buena Park.

"We are talking about a 14-year-old child," Varon told a jury of six women and six men. "This girl never had a chance."

Garcia's alleged pimping operation ended when a Garden Grove cop pulled him over in his Mercedes in the middle of the night last March for a broken headlight and found him with Doe, Robinson and another prostitute.

Doe told authorities that Garcia--who will turn 34 years old on Friday--used intimidation and force in a business in which the females had a $200-per-day income quota and were expected to surrender all their earnings to him, as well as address him as "Pimpin" or "Daddy."

She also claimed that if she didn't reach the quota, he wouldn't allow her to eat dinner.

In his opening statement, Gilbert P. Carreon, Garcia's defense lawyer, labeled Doe a liar.

"In this case, you have to evaluate the person giving you the information," Carreon said. "She never disclosed to my client that she was 14 or under 18 years old. . . . You have to decide what happened based on the facts, and not on any sympathy for the victim."

Although California law renders children incapable of giving consent for sex with an adult, Carreon nevertheless declared that Doe willingly had intercourse with the pimp, a crime the prosecutor says DNA forensic evidence proves.

A July 2013 jury found Robinson, Garcia's 28-year-old co-defendant, guilty, and a judge sentenced her to five years in prison; she is living in Folsom State Prison in Represa.

Garcia--who has already been to prison for selling cocaine (2007) and for transporting cocaine (2009)--faces a maximum potential prison sentence of 28 years if convicted on all counts.

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has made human-trafficking cases a priority in his office, especially because Anaheim, home of Disneyland, is a continual hotbed of underage prostitution activity.

UPDATE, MARCH 7, 4:39 P.M.: Chuncey Tarae Garcia was convicted today for trafficking a 14-year-old girl into prostitution in the first Orange County case of human trafficking of a minor under Proposition 35.

The jury found the 33-year-old guilty of one felony count of human trafficking and one felony count of pimping a minor under 16, with a sentencing enhancement allegation for human trafficking of a minor by force, fear or duress.

A mistrial was declared on a rape charge because jurors deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction.

Right now, Garcia faces a maximum sentence of 17 years to life in state prison at his scheduled April 25 sentencing in Santa Ana. Under Prop. 35, sentences for pimps who traffic the underage face more time than they had before voters passed the measure.

Before the sentencing hearing, the judge is considering additional sentencing-enhancement allegations for prior prison convictions for possession for sale of cocaine in 2007 and transportation of cocaine in 2009, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

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32 comments
Rich Hail
Rich Hail

@ Ernesto....YUP!!! can't stand em.

Ernesto L. Abeytia
Ernesto L. Abeytia

A lifetime behind bars isn't long enough for such a deplorable act. 17 years is a joke.

Alie Ebert
Alie Ebert

Mylai Yi Kintner... California has the death penalty

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

it said 17 years, not 17 minutes.. grasp 17 years..let Me help you like a little child... remember 1997? long time ago right? now imagine 1997 and this minute now.. long gap in between. got it now?

Ro Hart
Ro Hart

if only the punishment fit the crime....

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

in Vietnam, they kill them in public days after their found guilty in court.. they blindfold them and allow the public to watch as they put them against a wall, and an executioner loads 3 bullets in a 6 shooter..click click click, BANG BANG BANG.. .......dead. their suffering comes from the clicks, because they freak out when they can't see but only hear the first 3 clicks, so it's like a countdown.

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

they don't pimp out niggers in Prison.. they pimp out teen adults who are weak.

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

according to democrats , that's racist..most on here are democrat.. because most on here are from the OCs under belly towns like santa ana and Anaheim..so be careful..I want this nigger to dead, so your safe with Me.

Melanie Nepsa-Goss
Melanie Nepsa-Goss

They have the death penalty in California. You sit on death row till you fire of natural causes but technically they have the death penalty.

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Slavery is alive and well and look who da massa is now!

Allen Kubrick
Allen Kubrick

I hope someone in prison gets some extra cigarettes and toilet paper for pimping him out.

Mylai Yi Kintner
Mylai Yi Kintner

Only 17 years !!!! So when he gets out he can do it again??? Seriously !!! They need death penalty in California !

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 At the time of her 14th birthday, she ran away from horrible home conditions after getting expelled for fighting in school, landed a job as a stripper at Skin Cabaret in Scottsdale


So why wasn't the Strip Club prosecuted for exploiting a MINOR in the sex industry?

processlife
processlife

nigger pimps are fun to rob..they rarely carry guns due to their felony convictions.

Vicente Govea
Vicente Govea

Let the homies have him he'll get taken care of

dbo90275
dbo90275

Uhhh, Mox, what's up with this statement: 

"Though sweet-looking with perfect skin and long hair, the victim--known in court only as "Jane Doe" because she is a minor--isn't attending the trial . . . "

That's kind of a creepy statement.  You may want to edit it.

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Yes, and whores should be sterilized.  What kind of childhood/raising does the son of a whore experience?

949girl
949girl topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay I agree with you about the strip club getting prosecuted.  That's pretty crazy that a 14 year old could work at a strip club!

Justin_Khase
Justin_Khase

Must have been easy to rob your Dad then.

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

@dbo90275  Uhhh, dbo90275, without revealing the identity of the victim, I've provided my readers with a description of what jurors saw of her in the video questioning. That's what reporters do: inform. I can't imagine that a simple description--like ones given by court reporters hundreds of times a day across the nation--could really alarm you unless creepy is your North Star.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@downtownbrown  

I have no love for pimps...and the ones who treat their ladies like garbage (or sell children) should be put behind bars for a long time. But I'm really tired of people being so judgmental about those who have sex in exchange for money. We're all "whoring" ourselves out in some way to make a buck, right?

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