A Sacramento mother and daughter were sentenced to prison Friday for their roles in a child sex trafficking operation involving three other family members.
U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. sentenced Tammy Rena Brown, 44, to three years in prison and her daughter, 24-year-old Latrelle Alicia Hornbuckle, to 6 1/2 years, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner.
Both women had been indicted for multiple counts related to child sex trafficking.
Brown eventually pleaded guilty to concealing a felony, while her daughter pleaded guilty to witness tampering, according to the release.
Two of Brown's other daughters 24-year-old Tynisha and 26-year-old Tamrell previously were sentenced to prison terms of 15 years and 12 years, respectively. Another sister, 25-year-old Cherrelle, will be sentenced in January.
According to the release, the defendants began soliciting clients for minor females, including a 13-year-old girl who worked as a prostitute for Tynisha Hornbuckle. The illegal sex took place in the homes of Tamrell, Cherrelle, Latrelle and Tammy Brown, who knew of the trafficking operation and profited from it, the release states.
The defendants also were accused of physically abusing the victims.
The case was investigated by the FBI's Innocence Lost Task Force, which includes Sacramento city police and county sheriff's deputies.