Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Portland Pimp Gets 20 Years For Pushing 13-Year-Old Girl Into Prostitution [Oregon]: A federal judge sentenced a Portland pimp to 20 years in prison today for his role in pushing a 13-year-old Salem runaway into prostitution. Jefferson B. Davis, 23, pleaded guilty in July to sex trafficking of a minor in part to avoid a life term in prison for his crimes. Davis met his young victim, now 15, when she ran away from her Salem home in October 2009 and made her way to Portland with a friend. There, Davis put the girls up in a motel and bought them clothes, condoms and high-heel shoes. He nicknamed his victim "Diamond" and advertised her as an escort in "Exotic" magazine, according to court records. Davis pushed his victim into prostitution in Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada. U.S. District Judge Ancer L. Haggerty set a date of Jan. 9 to hear arguments about how much of the girl's mental health treatment and other needs Davis will be required to pay, according to federal prosecutor Kemp Strickland.