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Sacramento gang member draws 15-year prison sentence for pimping

A Sacramento gang member has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for pimping and pandering.

Daniel Bush, a validated Oak Park Blood gang member, was convicted by a Sacramento County jury Sept. 8, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

Before he was arrested in the pimping and pandering case, Bush was released from custody after posting $500,000 bail on a felony gun charge, and that gun case is still pending trial.

When arrested, Bush was in a motel room with two women who were just over 18 years old. When Sacramento police officers found evidence of prostitution, one of the women told officers that Bush was her pimp and taking her money, authorities said.

Further investigation confirmed that Bush connected with the victim on Facebook, and she agreed to meet him over the course of a few weeks. Bush then arranged dates for her on Internet sites and required her to perform sex acts for money. Authorities said Bush took all the money that was paid to the victim.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.