A 34-year-old man was arrested in San Diego, Calif., and charged with the sexual trafficking of a minor during an “incall” at a local hotel, The Smoking Gun reports.
Ironically, the alleged sex trafficker,Martell Davis, was allegedly wearing a T-Shirt with the print “I make pimpin’ look easy”on it. The victim Davis was allegedly trying to sell for sex was a 17-year-old girl.
The bust went down at a Best Western hotel after an undercover cop from a San Diego vice unit responded to an ad “advertising a female for prostitution.” When he met the teenager at the hotel, they negotiated an $80 fee for her services; she was cuffed soon after.
Officers then used the girl’s cell phone to text a person they believed to be her pimp. Pretending to be the teen, the cop texted, “How much for anal?” The alleged pimp replied, “Oh shit make him break the bank babe.” He added that she should charge at least $200.
Here is more on this story, according to The Smoking Gun:
After exchanging a series of texts with the suspected pimp–and arranging for him to pick up the underage prostitute–“Martell Davis arrived at the room where the date was set up with the undercover detective,” according to a U.S. District Court complaint. Arrested for pimping, “Davis was wearing a t-shirt that read ‘I make pimpin’ look easy,’” an investigator noted.
A search of Davis’s phone confirmed that the number was the same one used by the teen’s pimp. Additionally, cops “observed the text message conversation about the anal sex inquiry.” A review of a texting application on the girl’s phone showed her exchanging messages with Davis “discussing pimping and prostituting.”