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DATE: April 26, 2016
CASE: Quoc Pham & Amro Farhat
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Sonia Satchell, Human Trafficking Unit
Twenty-eight-year-old Quoc Pham was convicted by jury of human trafficking, pimping a minor, and pandering a minor. Twenty-eight-year-old Amro Farhat was convicted of pimping a minor, pandering a minor, two counts of oral copulation of a minor, child pornography, and unlawful sexual intercourse with a victim more than three years younger.
The 16-year-old victim was a runaway from Contra Costa County. She came to Sacramento with a friend, who introduced her to Pham. Pham forced her to work as a prostitute on the stroll. He then took her to meet his friend, Farhat. Farhat took pictures of the victim and posted a prostitution advertisement on a website. Farhat also booked a room at the Travelodge so the victim could do dates. The victim was able to call her mom, who contacted law enforcement.
Pham faces a maximum potential sentence of 14 years, 8 months in prison. Faraht faces a maximum potential sentence of 8 years in prison. Sentencing is set for May 26, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. in Department 14 before the Honorable Donald Currier.
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