SACRAMENTO - A suspected pimp and child sex trafficker who fled California to Illinois, was returned to Sacramento and arraigned on Wednesday, said attorney Benjamin Wagner.
According to the indictment, Marquist Piere Bradford, 26, recruited a 15-year-old girl to travel from Fresno to Sacramento where she was used in his prostitution business from January 19 through February 5, 2012.
Bradford used an apartment in Rancho Cordova as a base of operations for the business, which served Sacramento, the Bay Area, and several cities outside California, according to court documents.
Upon discovery of the 15-year-old child by authorities, Bradford fled Sacramento to Illinois where he was arrested on a one-count indictment on April 11 and returned to Sacramento by a federal grand jury, said Wagner.
Along with the 15 year old, Bradford was also found to have two victims under the age of 18 working for him, Wagner said.