Gang members charged for pimping minors

2:19 PM, Sep 14, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Two members of Da M.O.B. gang appeared in federal court today for two recently-indicted sex trafficking cases that happened in Atlanta.

The indictments, returned on Aug. 28, charge the men with pimping three 14-year-old and one 16-year-old girls in Atlanta hotels. According to the indictment, the gang members rape the girls and force them to perform commercial sex acts. They allegedly beat the girls daily in one case. The two cases are separated, with different victims and different gang members who also allegedly were involved in the trafficking.

Charged with both indictments is Fabian Terran Murray, "Shooter," 24, of Smyrna. The first indictment charges Joshua Thomas Hill, "Cash," 24, of Atlanta, and Clinton Saintvil, 24 of Miami, Fla.

The second indictment also charges Richard Douglas King, 25 and Jonathan Christopher Branch, 21, both of Atlanta.

The two indictments charge the defendants with conspiring to engage in sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking of minors. Murray and King are also charged with using a firearm during the commission of sex trafficking of a minor, and Hill is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Murray and Hill appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge Justin Anand. They were arraigned. King was arraigned on September 7, and Saintvil and Branch were arraigned on August 30.

All men are in custody pending trial.

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