SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A federal jury has found Antonio Deshawn Long-Andrews guilty of trafficking a woman for more than a year, at times while inside Sacramento County Jail, according to the US Department of Justice.
From August 2017 to early December 2018, Long forced the victim into prostitution. The GM did not say how old she was but described her as a young woman.
Court documents revealed that she was beaten, threatened and forced to do the job while Long took advantage of it. According to the DOJ, Long made her do sex work all over California, including Sacramento, Oakland and San Jose.
On September 28, 2018, Long punched her repeatedly while she was inside her car. She attempted to escape the car, but an associate of Long’s stopped her and Long continued to attack her, according to the DOJ.
According to the department, someone witnessed the attack, which took place inside the car parked outside a motel. A company security camera also captured part of the attack. The video showed the woman being “dragged under” Long’s car.
The DOJ said Long continued to force the woman into prostitution when she was injured and had two black eyes.
Between the September attack and November, Long was in the Sacramento County Jail. According to the DOJ, Long continued to traffic the young woman while inside the prison.
Recorded calls captured Long saying she still had to work and earn money. Long was released from prison and continued to traffic the woman from November 2018 until December 5, 2018.
Long was convicted of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion after a six-day trial. He will be sentenced on October 18.
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