Sacramento sisters plead guilty to pimping girls

The Associated Press
Posted:   05/04/2012 02:00:33 PM PDT
Updated:   05/04/2012 02:00:33 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Federal prosecutors say a Sacramento family ran a prostitution service for clients looking to have sex with underage girls.

Four sisters, their mother and another woman all have pleaded guilty to charges related to the prostitution operation.

The Sacramento Bee reports ( the latest guilty pleas came Thursday from Tynisha and Tamrell Hornbuckle, who admitted to child sex trafficking. Cherrelle Hornbuckle admitted to participating in a sex trafficking venture.

The fourth sister, Latrelle Hornbuckle, pleaded guilty Tuesday to witness tampering, and their 45-year-old mother Tammy Brown admitted to concealing a felony on April 25.

Prosecutors say Tynisha and Tamrell Hornbuckle pimped girls as young as 13, arranging for them to have sex with clients at the other defendants’ homes.

Brown will be sentenced July 12, and the others will be sentenced Aug. 2.

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