A 25-year-old Fresno man who exploited a girl just barely of age to serve as a prostitute is facing prison time.
Adam Rocky Trinidad pleaded guilty to pimping, pandering by procuring, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person Thursday in a plea agreement with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
He faces a maximum of three years, eight months in state prison. Sentencing is Oct. 20 at Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
During August of 2016, Trinidad drove an 18-year-old “Jane Doe” from Fresno to areas in Orange County known for human trafficking and prostitution, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
In August 2016, Trinidad drove an 18-year-old “Jane Doe” from Fresno to areas in Orange County known for human trafficking and prostitution, according to prosecutors in Southern California.
Trinidad posted sexually explicit advertisements of the victim, soliciting sex, and kept part of the money she received from customers.
Costa Mesa police arranged to meet with Jane Doe at a motel on Aug. 25, 2016, in Costa Mesa, where Trinidad was eventually arrested.
Trinidad waited at a nearby bus stop as the woman met with what turned out to be undercover detectives. He returned to the room after he thought the customer had left.
Police found he had $300 cash in his possession. A bag in the motel room contained a loaded firearm with the serial number scratched off. The room was reserved under his name.
Trinidad also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of a firearm with the identification numbers removed. He had a prior conviction for possession of a controlled substance for sale in 2012 in Fresno.
Trinidad is just the latest Fresno man to face prison time for being a pimp.
Earlier this month, a Fresno gang member was convicted of turning a high school-age runaway into a prostitute.
Last month, an 18-year-old Hanford woman was sentenced to 13 years in prison for her role in the pimping and human trafficking of younger girls.