Family Members Arrested For Prostituting Girls

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Six people, including a mother and her four daughters, are accused of running a sex slave ring. Police say for three years the women sold underage teens for sex, and they now face felony criminal charges. What’s even more shocking is a friend of one of the suspects tells CBS13 she is seeing more women turning to pimping.

“Man, I can’t imagine having them being pimped out,” said Bryan Stephens, a neighbor of the family.

“That’s basically what they do out here,” said Tammy Ann Victor, a neighbor.

Some residents in one South Sacramento neighborhood are not shocked to hear that a family of five women: four sisters and their mom are accused of teaming up with a family friend to become lady pimps.

“They can’t be having that out here. Pimping little 13-14 years old out here,” said Stephens.

“This is the first time I’ve seen multiple family members involved in anything like this,” said Assistant US Attorney Kyle Reardon.

Reardon is prosecuting the women. They’re the Hornbuckle girls. They’re all college age and feds say the women found several trusting young girls and worked them.

“The girls are attracted by promises of money. They’re attracted by promises of power and travel,” said Reardon.

The Hornbuckles allegedly sold them to johns and frequently took them to a local motel. Investigators say it went on for three years.

“But today it’s not about the men, it’s more about the women,” said Victor.

A friend of one of the suspects says today’s young teenage prostitute bonds more quickly with lady pimps than men.

“Most guys are rough. Women are more gentle, motherly,” said Victor.

“You might be looking, as everybody is, for some kind of love and affection,” said Ellyne Bell with The Wind Youth Services.

Bell runs a shelter for abused and homeless teens. She says 90 percent of the girls they help are have been sexually exploited. There’s a market for boys too.

“We don’t hear about it as much, but its affecting young men as well as young women,” said Bell.

The feds say the women were caught after feeling comfortable enough to market the teens online. Investigators say lady pimps are not the motherly type.

“Beaten by their pimps, being abused by their pimps being robbed by the johns that come in and have sex with them,” said Reardon.

There is a 13-count indictment against the family. The feds are hoping the six women spend many years behind bars.

There’s no word on the condition of the three victims.

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  1. MH says:

    THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE COMMENTS AND REPLIES ABOUT THIS STORY. THIS STORY IS JUST A PIECE OF THE ENTIRE ACTION. CERTAINLY ANY PERSON WHO WILL DO THAT IS WRONG BUT DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK ABOUT THE SO CALLED VICTIM IN THE SITUATION. AT SOME POINT IM QUITE SURE IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE SOMEWAY OR SOMEHOW.WHAT IF THIS HAPPENED TO YOUR FAMILY OR BY YOUR FAMILY…. I STILL LOVE ALL OF MY STEPDAUGHTERS NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!

  2. Melissa says:

    The mother. Of the v4 girls is a loving caring person she worked every day Dont judge a person by what. U here on the news

    1. Max Hackworth says:

      loving people do not pimp out 13 year old girls.

  3. Karenn says:

    Wow…You use your EBT to buy drinks and smokes for your friends…Your a B****…get a job and buy it yourself instead of using peopls hard earned money to buy u cigaretts and drinks…freeloader…I never in my life used EBT for that BS…EBT is for buying food for yourself or family…I hate the system they give FREE MONEY to LAZY PEOPLE that just dont want to work…When there are people who really need it…My mother had recently asced to get EBT becuase of an innjury caused at work…Shes finally healed…there already takin it away and its only been 3months…bt ppl who just dont want to work get it for years wat kind of BULLSH** is that…stupida** government we have and stupida** ppl like u dont deserve welfare

    1. gr0o says:

      Whoever left the comment you replied to feels exactly the way you do and made an inflammatory post hoping to get people like you riled up. It worked.

  4. mbee says:

    As I read the comments one thing strikes me like a lighting bolt. Nobody commenting seems to realize that pimping and whoring and murders and stealing and drugs etc. etc. is morally wrong to these people. What you have is your moral compass which you are trying to force onto people who have learned it is all a lie as they get what they want by lying.. They get welfare and aid for free. They don’t work, If they worked they would get less aid. What they do is supplement their welfare aid with various crimes. Most are into the third or fourth generation of this way of life. The liberals invented this way of life by not requiring and actively fighting any work requirement for welfare or unemployment or aid of any kind. At the church level or government it is hand out the free stuff and require nothing in payment.

    1. G COX says:

      YES WHAT THEY DID IS SO WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS.I CANT DO THAT 2 ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.REALLY IF ITS A CHILD.BUT DONT GROUP IN A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH ANOTHER ONE.I KNOW PLENTY OF WORKING FAMILIES THAT STILL NEED WELFARE,MEDI-CAL,&FOODSTAMPS.THEY R GOD FEARING,CHURCH GOERS,OBEY THE LAW,DONT DRINK R DO DRUGS,&THEY DONT DO WHAT THESE PEOPLE DID.&HOW DO WE NOW THEY ARE ON WELFARE?U CANT SAY SOMETHING BAD ABOUT PEOPLE BY JUST LOOKING AT THEM.IF THAT WAS THE POINT LOOK AT ALL OF THESE RAPEIST ARE MURDERERS THAT DONT LOOK LIKE THEY DIDNT DO THE CRIME.MY HUSBAND & I PAY TAXES BECAUSE THATS WHAT THE LAW SAY WE HAVE TO DO.AND GOD FOR BID THAT U OR I EVER NEED THESE PROGRAMS WHAT WOULD WE WANT OTHERS TO THINK ABOUT US? WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS GET AT THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM & DO SOMETHING POSITIVE. KEEP TRYING TO KNOCK IT OUT.GIVE PEOPLE TO PROVE THEM SELVES.ALLSOME OF THESE PEOPLE WANT IS FOR A FIGHTING CHANCE & A LITTLE BIT OF A CHANCE.SO LUDGE THE BAD ONES & TRY & HELP THE GOOD ONES. U WILL KNOW WHO THEY R THEY R NOT BREAKING THE LAW & TRING TO DO FOR THERE FAMILIES THE BST WAY THEY KNOW HOW. THANK U FOR LETTING ME EXPRESS THIS.

      1. Janessa says:

        using caps doesn’t mean people read your message…sheesh

    2. carpediem says:

      mbee….You are so correct. They never should have abolished slavery with the 13th Amendment…..Carpediem

  5. mbee says:

    Consider this as proof. What do you see at the thanksgiving handouts at Cal Expo. Lone lines of cars, most shiney and undented, none blowing smoke with a bunch of oblivously well fed people with their hands out being fed and nothing postive is required from the folks handing out the food. Further food for thought. A certain bedding company makes a big deal of coats for kids who are in foster care. Foster parents get paid for the foster kids, up to a 1000 dollars a month for a normal kid more for disability kids, yet somehow they can’t cloth a kid for that money?

    1. Michael says:

      I couldn’t agree more!!

    2. JustGinger says:

      I was a foster parent in Illinois for many years. The highest payment I ever received was 409. a month. It cost over 100 a month in gas just taking some of them back and forth to appointments and Visits. We treated our kids right and did for them what we did for our own. We NEVER had money left over. We usually landed a bit in the hole with each child. (every month) When we would get 3 or 4 at a time .Yes sometimes it was rough getting them everything they needed. You presume too much.

      1. DrewD says:

        As a single father, I fostered boys years ago. It wasn’t easy, and I sure didn’t do it for the money, which like you said, wasn’t even enough to cover the transportation cost even before gas went way up. We lived in the mountains, and my sons, and foster sons would load up in my jeep and drive dirt roads all day so they wouldn’t have to think about all the bad stuff that brought them here. I let them all take turns driving the jeep(slowly). It was such a thrill to see them smiling from ear to ear at 12 years old “driving”!.
        Good luck to you!

    3. MAC49 says:

      mbee, You hit the nail right on the head. Not only will they be at that place for a hand out but other places that hand out. If there is more than one family name in the house then each and everyone with a different name is there with their hand out. The more you hand to them the less money they have to spend on food for their children, therefore the more they get to spend on beer, drugs, fancey clothes and I’m not saying clothes for their children…. on them, and gas to go party’n around town. I’ve worked all my life and there is no way I could have ever afforded the cars these so called welfare people drive…Give me a break, there’s something real wrong with the system. And foster care here in Ca. are not short changed, they get more than enough money to clothes those children.

  6. Lindie says:

    Sex Trafficing is a mulit billion dollar industry and make more money than the NFL,NBA, MLB, and NHL combined and most of the people that are exploiting the youth are of Organized Crime. It is sad that people are pointing fingers and not trying to help the exploited youth. It is all about the talk. This is not an issue of race it is about the issue of exploiting others for the benefit of evil.

  7. Richard S. Hughey says:

    What do you expect from South Sacramento, A family of welfare recipiants pimping out a bunch of kids to who know’s who. Just another day in South Sac.

  8. moonlightowl says:

    Once again a sad tail of parents who failed to take care of their children only to leave them vulnerable to people that would prey upon them for profit. Then there are the “johns” who would use a minor for their own gratification? The fact that this was in South Sacramento is no surprise however. With our economy in the state that it is in, I am afraid that we will only see more of this and worse yet to come.

  9. TheDude says:

    TNB, beyotches!

  10. Ice-T says:

    Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy!

  11. tpxrstw345 says:

    You need to go back to school and learn English, Grammar, and Punctuation, instead of spending your time on here, proving to us how illiterate you are. Seriously, you write like a definite stupid person. How embarrassing for you!

  12. Max Hackworth says:

    this case is about rape. every time those girls were pimped out it was rape. those sleezebag pimps and every john should be charged with rape. many counts of it.

  13. johnmunyer says:

    legalize it,get the doctors and the law involved.This will bring in state revenue and get the pimps out of work.We will NEVER be rid of the oldest profession…never !

  14. dw says:

    I hope those women rot in hell! As for the young girls, I hope they can overcome this and become upstanding citizens. As for the “Johns”, I hope and pray they find them and send them to prison as well.

  15. Patricia says:

    I jt wnt u all to no dat latrelle hornbuckle iznt n na cent i no evry thng my son willie strait wuz n it wit wat wuz goen on an her kds wuz b n mssd used by hm an her i wil tak a lie test 4 dat an thy letn them c da kds dats mssd up thy neva askd me

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