Sex worker. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons
Sex worker, but not one involved in this story. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons

A violent, laughing Compton pimp who admitted to sex trafficking a 15- year-old girl and advertising the victim as a prostitute has been sentenced to more than 13 years in federal prison.

He even recorded video of himself laughing as he raped his child victim, according to prosecutors.

Darrius Marques Sutton, also known as “Biz,” was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr., who said he would have imposed a longer sentence had Sutton not been sentenced previously to more than four years in state prison on related pimping charges, Wesley L. Hsu, executive assistant U.S. attorney said.

Sutton pleaded guilty in June to a federal charge of sex trafficking of a child.

Over the course of monthlong spree in 2011, Sutton “repeatedly engaged in violent sexual assaults on young women, and (Sutton) appears to have taken delight in subjecting his victims to inhumane and humiliating treatment while breaking them into his stable of prostitutes,” prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo filed with the court.

At the sentencing hearing, prosecutors said that, over a five-month period, Sutton had posted at least 60 advertisements for prostitution on Backpage.com, some of which offered minor victims.

“It is difficult to imagine sexual assaults more egregious than defendant’s,” prosecutors wrote in court papers, which noted a video recorded by Sutton in which he violently punches a young woman in the face, apparently breaking her nose.

“As defendant admits, he repeatedly raped a 15-year-old girl, and recorded himself and others doing so — at times while she was unconscious, including on at least one occasion with a vodka bottle.”

The 26-year-old Sutton was among four men indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2015.

The federal case followed a state court prosecution of the men in which Sutton was convicted of conspiracy to pimp a minor. In the state case, Sutton was sentenced to 52 months in prison.

U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker called Sutton’s conduct “horrific and warranted the lengthy sentence imposed by the court.”

“He repeatedly sexually assaulted children, and he filmed the assaults – – at times laughing during the attacks,” Decker said.

“His callous behavior and willingness to sell the bodies of his young victims for his own financial gain is abhorrent and demonstrates a complete lack of respect for all women and girls.”

—City News Service

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