A federal grand jury in Sacramento has returned indictments in two cases charging three defendants with sex trafficking of minors into Sacramento and Solano counties.
The grand jury charged Jeremy Ray Warren, 22, of Vallejo, and Alyssa Tegan Brulez, 22, of Vacaville, with sex trafficking of children and conspiracy. That indictment alleges that between Feb. 1, 2012, and April 18, 2013, Warren trafficked two minors as prostitutes. The indictments also allege that between April 23 and 25, 2013, Warren and Brulez conspired to traffic a third minor for prostitution.
The indictments are the product of an investigation by the FBI, the California Highway Patrol, the Vacaville Police Department and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. If convicted, Warren and Brulez face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.
A separate indictment charged Jarrail Lamont Smith, 23, of Cleveland, with transporting minors with the intent of engaging them in prostitution.
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The indictment alleges that Smith transported two girls from Cleveland to Northern California between Aug. 3 and 25, 2015, with the intention of profiting by forcing both in prostitution.
Smith was arrested after the two minors were discovered in a hotel room in Sacramento. One of the victims had two black eyes when she was recovered, said a release from the U.S attorney’s office.
If convicted, Smith faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.
That indictment resulted from an investigation by the FBI, with assistance from the Sacramento Police Department.