SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A family of five Sacramento women, and a sixth defendant, all pleaded guilty for their involvement in the prostitution and sex trafficking of underage girls in the Sacramento area.

Tynisha Marie Hornbuckle, Tamrell Rena Hornbuckle, Cherrelle Elizabeth Hornbuckle, Latrelle Alicia Hornbuckle, their mother Tammy Rena Brown, and Jacqueline Lanoise Radisha Wade, all pleaded guilty for various counts ranging from the sex trafficking of children, concealing a felony and tampering with a witness.

According to court documents, beginning in 2008, the defendants solicited minor females. At the time, Tynisha was a pimp for a 13-year-old runaway, and at least two minors. Tamrell was also the pimp for one of the minors. There were also at least two adult victims who worked for both women.

Tynisha and Tamrell provided clients for the girls and women, told them when and where to work, and how much to charge. The sisters also drove the girls to meet clients at motels or the homes of Tamrell, Cherrelle, Latrelle or their mother Brown, in which the owner of the home received a cut of the profits.

Brown is scheduled to be sentenced on July 12, and the remaining defendants are scheduled to be sentenced on August 2. The minimum penalty for sex trafficking of children is 10 years to life with five years to life of supervised release and registration as a sex offender.

The case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of justice. The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Innocence Lost Task Force, composed of federal agents, and Sacramento Police and Sheriff’s Department detectives.

For more information about the project visit the Project Safe Childhood website.


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