Sacramento family pleads to child sex trafficking | Crime
SACRAMENTO, CA - Three sisters and their mother are among six women who entered guilty pleas to various charges related to prostituting underage girls.
According to court records, beginning in 2008, one of the sisters, women, Tynisha Hornbuckle, now 22, solicited a 13-year-old runaway to work as a prostitute. Hornbuckle was accused of being the pimp for at least two other underage girls.
In the allegations, another Hornbuckle, Tamrell, 26, took over as the pimp for one of the girls after she turned 18.
In addition, at least two other adult women were found to work as prostitutes for the two Hornbuckles.
Both Tynisha and Tamrell Hornbuckle pleaded guilty to sex trafficking.
Tynisha Hornbuckle's sister Cherrelle Hornbuckle, 25, entered a guilty plea to participation in sex trafficking by letting her home be used for encounters between the prostitutes and men paying for their services.
Another sister, Latrelle Alicia Hornbuckle, 24, pleaded guilty to tampering with a witness for telling her to lie about knowing the rest of the family involved in the prostitution or to say nothing.
The mother of the sisters, Tammy Rena Brown, 45, pleaded guilty to concealing a felony. Her home was one of those used for the encounters.
A sixth woman charged in the FBI investigation, Jacqueline Lanoise Radisha Wade, pleaded guilty to concealing a felony last November.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the sentences for the offenses range from three years in federal prison for felony concealment to 10 years to life in prison for sex trafficking plus supervised release after terms are served. Convicted sex traffickers must also register as sex offenders.
Brown's sentencing in Sacramento federal court was set for July 12; the other defendants will learn their sentences Aug. 2.