An investigation conducted by the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) has led to charges against two Palmdale men accused of trafficking young women for sex in Costa Mesa and Garden Grove.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has charged Antonio Alon Johnson, 23, of seven counts of pandering, pimping, conspiracy to commit pimping and attempted pimping.
Johnson, who has a prior strike conviction for robbery in Los Angeles in 2013, faces up to 29 years in prison.
Davishawn Paul Terrell-Kennedy, 22, is charged with pandering and conspiracy to commit pimping. He faces up to six years in state prison.
OCHTTF detectives arrested both defendants at a motel in Garden Grove on June 1.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June 13 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
Johnson is accused of pimping a 19-year-old woman in Orange County and posting explicit photos of the woman on websites that advertise commercial sex.
Both defendants are accused of pandering and conspiring to pimp an 18-year-old woman, driving her from Las Vegas to Orange County to engage in prostitution for their benefit.
With Anaheim PD serving as the lead law enforcement agency, the OCHTTF is a partnership between the Anaheim PD, California Highway Patrol, Costa Mesa PD, the FBI, Newport Beach PD, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Ana PD, the OCDA and several nonprofits and community groups.