HESPERIA – A 29-year-old Hesperia man was found guilty on Tuesday of multiple counts related to pimping a minor.
According to San Bernardino County District attorney officials, Kristen Davis and two co-defendants, Ashley Wimbley, 26, of Hesperia and Desire Jenkins, 23, of Riverside met a 17-year-old girl. Wimbley recruited the girl to join their team and promised to take care of her. The four went to Las Vegas where Davis and an adult female victim were involved in an altercation over a ten thousand dollar debt. The victim told Davis that she was unable to pay the debt. “Davis held up a bag of drugs to codefendant Jenkins and promised to give it to her if she beat up the adult victim,”District Attorney officials said in a written statement. “Jenkins began punching the victim with her fists, as Wimbley-who had a belt wrapped around her hand-swung the belt at her, repeatedly hitting her in the face with the belt buckle.”
Davis kicked the minor out of his vehicle and left her at a Denny’s restaurant. The girl called the police and reported the beating of the adult victim. “With the minor’s assistance, they located all the suspects and the adult victim,” Deputy District Attorney Tamara Ross said. “The adult victim had two black eyes, a swollen face, and slashing cuts on her face. She testified that she received a broken nose and a permanent scar on her face as a result of the beating. Sadly, the adult victim had tried a few times to escape from the defendant, but each time, he would track her down and threaten to kill her family and her children. He went as far as to text her a photo taken outside her child’s school, and say, ‘If I can shoot a camera, I can shoot a gun.”
Davis was found guilty of Human Trafficking to Commit Another Crime, Assault by Means of Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, Pandering by Procuring a Minor over Age 16, Pimping of a Minor 16 Years of Age or Older, Human Trafficking of a Minor for a Sex Act. He now faces up to 36 years and 8 months in prison. Davis will be sentenced on March 5, 2018, at the San Bernardino Justice Center. Jenkins was sentenced on March 29, 2017, to 5 years in state prison for her involvement, Wimbley is scheduled to begin trial on March 12, 2018.
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