Defendant Sentenced for Human Trafficking of 13-Year-Old Girl, Prior Strike for Animal Abuse
DATE: June 27, 2022
CASE: Lamar Robinson (Case #21FE019058)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Courtney Martin, Human Trafficking Unit
On June 20, 2022, the Honorable Carlton Davis sentenced Lamar Robinson to 16 years in prison and ordered him to register as a sex offender for life. On May 17, 2022, Robinson pled to human trafficking of a minor and admitted to a prior strike conviction for animal abuse with the use of a deadly weapon.
In 2021, Robinson met the 13-year-old victim. The victim’s family repeatedly told Robinson her age. Despite this, Robinson groomed the victim with promises that he loved her and that they would have a life together. He induced her to run away from home and to begin engaging in prostitution. Robinson gave the victim detailed directions about how to make money through selling sex and demanded that she give him her money. On November 14, 2021, Sacramento police officers stopped Robinson while he was driving with the victim in the car. Robinson was on parole at the time and when officers searched his cell phone, they found evidence of his exploitation of the victim. Officers arrested Robinson and took the victim to a safe place.
In the prior 2017 strike case, Robinson used a leash to repeatedly body slam a small dog against the ground. Robinson was also holding a second dog by its neck, and that dog appeared unconscious. The dogs suffered several injuries, and a radiograph of both dogs revealed multiple rib fractures in different stages of healing. [See Full Press Release]