An 18 year old woman has learned what her fate is for pimping out 4 girls ages 14 and 15. Her enterprise only lasted a few weeks. Her girls would runaway from home for the weekend or come by at night and she would advertise on pages known for prostitution. One mother tried to locate her daughter and when Jelinajane Bedrijo Almario found out about it she sent her some terroristic threats. She has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Detective Richard Pontecorvo, who oversaw the case, said that Almario’s scheme included four girls between the ages of 14 and 15, the Sacramento Bee reported. Pontecorvo explained that the girls “would run away for weekends or work a couple of nights.” When one of the mothers went looking for her daughter, Almario sent the woman a series of threatening text messages.
The then-16-year-old pimp found the girls through social media or friends and befriended them before convincing them to work for her. Pontecorvo stated, “These people are great at locating kids with low self-esteem and trying to be their friend, and then it obviously changed once they started working for her.” He said the case was surprising, as Almario was so young, but thankfully, they caught her early, before her scheme could grow.
Almario, who was the prime suspect, would post pictures of the girls on websites popular for prostitution. When she was contacted by a solicitor, she took them to a series of motels on a highway in a nearby county to meet the men. Because of the severity of her crimes, she was tried as an adult.