SAN BERNARDINO – A San Bernardino man was sentenced to 185 years to life in prison for human trafficking, rape, false imprisonment, criminal threats, assault and kidnapping for rape District Attorney officials said. After being found guilty in May 2015, 29-year-old Demetrius Manning was sentenced on Friday, June 2, 2017.
Manning met a 23-year-old woman and lured her in by telling her that he could help her with her music career. “When she got to his residence she realized that he didn’t have any interest in helping her with her music but forced himself on her, raping her and forcing her to perform other sex acts,” said Rodriguez, who is the lead prosecutor of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.
Manning also told the victim he would make her work as a prostitute under the name of “Treasure”, he also told her he would make her give him all of the money. “Thanks to the great work of the San Bernardino Police Department and our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, we took another trafficker off the streets,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “We will continue working collaboratively with all of our law enforcement partners to prevent future victims and combat human trafficking in this region.”
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