Crime

Tulare man pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Anthony Lott
Anthony Lott

A Tulare man was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of human trafficking on Friday, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said.

According to the DA, Anthony Lott, 24, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of human trafficking of minors for sex, two felony counts of pandering by procuring a minor over the age of 16, one felony count of pimping, one felony count of having a concealed firearm in a vehicle and a misdemeanor count for having a loaded weapon in a city limit.

A human trafficking operation at a Tulare hotel on Oct. 6, 2015 revealed Lott was pimping a female who offered sex for money to an undercover officer.

Meanwhile, Lott was approached by officers, was found to have a loaded gun and was arrested.

A further investigation by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations found Lott was connected to the trafficking of two minors from the Tulare area between Nov. 1, 2013 and Nov. 1, 2014.

On Feb. 22, Lott was charged with the crimes.

His sentencing is scheduled for June 29. Following his prison sentence, Lott will be ordered to register as a sex offender for life, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado: 559-441-6304, @cres_guez

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