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2 men, woman charged in Orange County pimping case

October 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two men and a woman were charged Monday with human-trafficking, pimping and pandering charges in a case involving a minor girl lured through Facebook, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Dejon Moore, 19, is accused of contacting 17-year-old Jane Doe through Facebook, then picking her up in Los Angeles and driving her to Orange County.

Moore allegedly met up with Kristian Adway, 19, and Jennifer Moeggenberg, 23. Moore is accused of using force and fear to induce Jane Doe to work for him performing commercial sex acts. Moeggenberg is accused of setting rules and telling Jane Doe how to behave around sex purchasers, according to the OCDA.

The three suspects allegedly took sexually suggestive photos of Jane Doe, posting them on prostitution websites. Moore is accused of collecting money from the victim after performing illegal sex acts and giving some of the money to Adway. Moore allegedly struck and threatened the victim when she expressed desire to stop performing sex services, according to the OCDA.

Adway was driving with the other two suspects and Jane Doe on Thursday afternoon when an Anaheim Police officer attempted a routine traffic stop. Adway allegedly sped away into a crowded parking lot, then attempted to flee on foot. Moeggenberg is accused of having several outstanding warrants and providing false information about her identity to an officer. The defendants were arrested by APD.

Adway is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pandering with a minor over 16 years old by procuring, pimping, pandering, evading while driving recklessly, and one misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing an officer.

Moore, 19, is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pimping a minor, pandering with a minor, pimping, and pandering, with a sentencing enhancement for human trafficking by force or fear. Moore has a prior strike conviction for a residential burglary in Los Angeles County in 2012.

Moeggenberg is charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pandering with a minor over 16 years old by procuring, and one misdemeanor count of false representation to a peace officer.

If the defendants are convicted, Moore faces a maximum sentence of 17 years and 8 months to life in state prison, Adway faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in state prison, and Moeggenberg faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison. Moore is being held on $1 million bail, and Adway and Moeggenberg are being held on $250,000 bail. The scheduled arraignment was continued in court Monday to Oct. 18, 2013.


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