Monday, October 04, 2010

Not The Usual L.A. Traffic

Los Angeles, CA

On the 27th, 14-year-old Krystina Cordasco went missing from her home in Upland. She's a habitual runaway. I'm not going to conjecture why.

Anyway, on Tuesday last week one Leroy Bragg, 34, an alleged pimp in Hawthorne, (who's got quite the mouth breather thing going there) was arrested in connection with her disappearance.

The good news is that she's been found. Apparently called her mom when she discovered that Bragg had been arrested.

The bad news is that Bragg reportedly beat her, drugged her, and turned her ass out onto the street to earn him upwards of 600 bucks a night.

The worse news is that, according to her father, she's supposedly been doing this a few months now. She was picked up by police last week and then this week went and did it again.

The worse worse news is that the police and the FBI think that this is a normal occurrence for Mr. Bragg, claiming that he is involved in a human trafficking prostitution ring that targets middle-school girls.

Trafficking. What a mild word for it.

Bragg's being held on $1.3 million bail and, though not being charged with kidnapping, he is being charged with things like human trafficking and pimping minor girls. If he gets nailed he's on a third strike.

He's pleaded not guilty of course and I can't imagine there being any kind of plea bargain that doesn't involve him naming names and helping hook bigger fish.

And if he does that, I wonder how much his life will be worth in the can. I'm thinking not much. Jail for life, or jail with a bunch of guys you narced on who stick a shiv in you in the shower.

So, you know, a win-win situation.

1 comment:

Gerard Saylor said...

Yes, a definite win-win situation for society.