LAS VEGAS — Ian Lloyd, 32, pleaded guilty to a sex trafficking charge in connection with sex trafficking a 16-year-old female from Utah.
Lloyd, who fancied himself as an aspiring actor and model was charged with kidnapping the 16-year-old, driving her to Las Vegas and forcing her into prostitution.
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He contacted the unidentified teen between July 26, and Aug. 30,.
During the month of August, Lloyd, acting as her pimp, kept all of the proceeds that the girl made while being forced to work as a prostitute.
He also allowed his 3-year-old to be in the car while he was using the car to transport the 16-year-old to engage in illegal activities.
The case is important because it is the first case in Nevada being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s office under Assembly Bill 67 that became effective July 1.
Some key features of AB 67 include,
• Changes the current pandering statute to the sex trafficking statute.
• The federal definition of sex trafficking will be used to increase penalties by one sentencing level.
• Creates law enforcement tools for racketeering, conspiracy, and wiretapping.
• Those convicted would have to register as a sex offender, and their assets will be seized, liquidated and provided as relief to the victims.
• Restitution will be mandatory with the ability to bring a civil cause of action.
• The prosecution will be allowed to preserve the victim’s testimony for trial.
Lloyd’s two vehicles and his real property are subject to seizure.
He faces life in prison with the possibility of parole in five years and is expected to be sentenced on Feb. 6, 2014.
There is help available to victims of sex trafficking.
If you are a victim of human trafficking or have information about a potential trafficking situation, please call 911 call or the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 or text them BeFree (233733).