The FBI-accused, Los Angeles-based pimp allegedly involved in the sale of two girls, ages 15 and 16, for sex near Disneyland this year hoped a federal judge in Orange County would reconsider a decision to deny bail.
Curtis Canady even promised he'd stay at his mother's house and wear a GPS monitoring bracelet if a judge would just release him pending his trial.
But U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Robert N. Block wasn't impressed.
Block ruled Canady's request did not contain “adequate” reasons even to hold a hearing on the topic.
On July 25, FBI agents and Anaheim Police Department detectives working with the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force arrested Canady, whose family members have offered angry, profanity filled comments to an earlier Weekly report.
Though family members believe he's innocent, the 19-year-old Canady decided to forgo challenging the evidence against him at a preliminary hearing.
If eventually convicted inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana, he could face a decade or more in prison and be ordered to publicly register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
In recent years, Congress enacted stiffer punishments for individuals who participate in the human trafficking of minors for prostitution.
R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.