A federal grand jury today returned indictments in two cases, charging four Sacramento residents with sex trafficking.
In the first case, Percy Love III, 31, is charged with knowingly harboring, transporting, providing and maintaining a person, knowing means such as force, threats of force, fraud and coercion would be used to cause the person to engage in a commercial sex act, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.
The criminal complaint states that on July 22, Sacramento police officers responded to a report of domestic violence and found Love asleep in the front seat of a car with the victim, whose sister had called in the report, sitting in the back seat. She claimed that Love had beaten her many times, and authorities said she had bruises and cigarette burns on her hand, arm and stomach. Love was arrested that night on suspicion of domestic violence and possession of Ecstasy.
He was charged today with two counts, one involving actions that took place between June 4 and July 22 of this years, and the second count involving actions with another victim between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31, 2007.
In the second case, a two-count indictment charges Keon Nunnelly, 29, Sharon King, 30, and Kia Moore, 27, with sex trafficking of a minor. The indictment alleges that between June 4 and July 22, they knowingly harbored and transported a person knowing that force, threats of force, coercion and any combination of such means would be used to cause the person to engage in a commercial sex act. The indictment alleges in the second count that on the same dates, the three defendants knowingly benefited from the person's engagement in a commercial sex act.
The indictment also alleges that on or about April 16, Nunnelly produced child pornography when he took pictures of the victim and posted them on a website for advertising purposes.
The cases resulted from investigations by the FBI's Innocence Lost Task Force, made up of representatives from the FBI, Sacramento Police Department and Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.