A 29-year-old woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping a pimp and another man repeatedly attack a prostitute who fell out of favor in Costa Mesa, according to court records.
Cierra Rose Thompson of Silverton, Oregon, pleaded guilty to human trafficking and assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies, according to court records. Charges of torture, kidnapping, mayhem, pimping and pandering were dismissed.
Thompson was scheduled to be sentenced May 26.
Co-defendants Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis, 28, and Oscar Gonzalez- Salinas, 35, both of Costa Mesa, were scheduled to appear in court next on March 24 for a preliminary hearing.
Flores-Davis allegedly pimped the then-25-year-old victim, who lived with him, throughout Orange County.
Flores-Davis grew upset with the alleged victim on July 22, 2014, leading him to burn her with a heated glass methamphetamine pipe in a Westminster motel where they were residing, prosecutors allege.
Flores-Davis is also accused of tying the woman to a chair with zip ties, blindfolding her, duct-taping her mouth and tying her to a bathroom sink, where she was forced to sleep.
On July 27, 2014, Gonzalez-Salinas and Thompson allegedly beat the prostitute while scorching her with a hot electric clothes iron and poured water down her mouth and nose.
On July 28, about 6 p.m., Costa Mesa police went to the Days Inn at 2100 Newport Blvd. when someone who received a Facebook message asking for help alerted authorities, according to Costa Mesa police.
Flores-Davis and Thompson were arrested, and the victim was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian to be treated for bruises and burns, police said. Gonzalez-Salinas was arrested in a different nearby motel.
–City News Service