Accused pimp Eric Lamar Wells and his girlfriend Tonisha Alecia Moore, who is also a prostitute and the mother of his child, are in federal custody today for allegedly using the Internet to sell the sex services of two, unrelated minor females, ages 14 and 17.
Federal records show that last month on-the-ball police busted the scheme that operated in Anaheim, Scottsdale, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Las Vegas when officers spotted the 14-year-old girl leaving a CVS drug store by herself and walking near Disneyland.
Orange County prosecutors filed charges against Wells and Moore, but then dismissed them when the FBI, Southern California Innocence Lost (SOCAIL) Task Force and federal prosecutors decided the interstate nature of the allegations require their attention.
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The ads portrayed the girls as both 19 years old.
It is, of course, illegal to have sex with a minor.