Two Long Beach men have been arrested and charged with multiple counts offorcible rape of a child over 14 human trafficking, kidnapping and weapons offenses. Bobby Joe King and James Mark are accused of raping a woman and two 15 year old girls, and forcing them to work as prostitutes in Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Two gang members accused of rape and human trafficking
According to prosecutors, King met the adult woman online. At the time they met in person, King raped the woman and forced her to get a tattoo of his name on her body. Mark also attempted to get the woman to work for him as a prostitute. King is also accused of kidnapping and raping a teenage girl, after encountering her in a park. King also forced the girl to work as a prostitute. King and Mark are jointly accused of human trafficking a second teenage girl in the Los Angeles area. Both King and Mark are known gang members and have a history of convictions for weapons offenses, gang-related activities and drug offenses.
If you’ve been arrested for a sex crime like rape or human trafficking, you need the assistance of Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively for more than 30 years in Los Angeles courts and throughout the Southern California area. He does not judge his clients based upon what they’re accused of, but instead works to help them avoid conviction of the charges against them.
Mr. Helfend will work hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. This is especially important if you’re facing a life sentence upon conviction. Mr. Helfend has established a significant history of successful criminal defense and can start on your case today. Don’t risk your freedom with an overzealous prosecutor. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County rape case.
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