A pimp who threatened to withhold contact with the children of two of his female victims if they didn’t meet strict earnings quotas was sentenced in Superior Court in Santa Ana to 14 years in state prison.
Johnny Lee Guyton, 46, of Henderson, Nevada had been found guilty of single felony counts of human trafficking and pimping and two felony counts of pandering, according to Roxi Fyad of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
In addition to the prison term, Guyton’s sentencing terms also require him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Prosecutors said he pimped and pandered one woman and attempted to pimp another, while threatening both, Fyad said.
“The defendant received nearly $50,000 from the trafficking of one of the victims,” Fyad said Thursday.
Guyton had been charged on April 21, 2015, with two felony counts each of human trafficking, pimping and pandering, she said. He was convicted last month.
Guyton was accused of pimping and pandering the victims, originally contacting them via social media, between August 2014 and April 2015, before one of the women reported her plight to a family member who then contacted Anaheim police, Fyad said.
“During that time, Guyton filmed himself attempting to pimp and verbally threatening Jane Doe 1 in Orange County, and sent the videos to associates to brag about pimping the victim,” Fyad said, adding that Guyton forced the woman to work seven days a week, even during her menstrual cycle, and only allowed her to see her child three or four times a week, depending on her progress toward an earnings quota.
“During that time, Guyton received between $30,000 and $50,000 from the victim,” Fyad said.
In the case of Jane Doe 2, who Guyton lured from South Dakota, he set a quota of $1,000 that she was required to earn before she could stop working, Fyad said.
“The defendant deprived Jane Doe 2 of her liberty by making false promises and threatening to keep her child from her if she did not meet the quotas that he set,” according to Fyad.
The crimes took place in Nevada and Orange County, including Anaheim and Santa Ana, and the case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Bryan Clavecilla, Fyad said.
—City News Service