A year-old Halawa man is the only one of five defendants to receive the mandatory minimum year prison term for prostituting a year-old girl and advertising her services on Craigslist.
A federal judge sentenced Marcus Xavier Arrington to the prison term Tuesday for sex trafficking of a minor. She had ly sentenced three other defendants to 33 months behind bars and another one to 46 months in prison.
All of them, three men and one woman, in their early 20s, had faced year prison terms. He recruited the victim, he was the leader.
And he did not cooperate with the government," the judge said. He had known the girl since she was 6 years old.
He apologized to her mother. Neither the girl nor her mother was in court. Everybody made mistakes," he said, "I was foolish, I was young.
I was just trying to fit in with my friends. But federal prosecutor Michael Song said Arrington was the leader of the operation. He also said Arrington admitted having prior experience as the pimp for one of the other defendants and has a violent criminal history.
Arrington pleaded no contest in state court to second-degree assault in for hitting another person on the head with a beer bottle in Blaisdell Park. The victim told Honolulu police Arrington forced her to work as a prostitute in December by plying her with drugs and threatening her with a handgun after she had run away from home.
She also told police Arrington sexually assaulted her. Submit your coronavirus news tip. Mollway said Arrington deserved a longer sentence than the others.
The law does not give her the discretion to impose a sentence shorter than 10 years, she said. Comments have been disabled for this story Story Big Island man charged in stabbing of another man. Next Story Mililani man arrested in an alleged domestic argument in Waikiki.
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