Defendant Sentenced for Human Trafficking, Kidnapping
DATE: July 15, 2022
CASE: Tony Miller (Case #20FE002984)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Courtney Martin, Human Trafficking Unit
Commissioner Ken Brody sentenced Tony Miller to 25 years and 4 months in prison. On June 16, 2022, Miller pled to kidnapping and human trafficking of an adult using force. Miller also admitted to a prior strike conviction for robbery.
On February 10, 2020, the Sacramento Police Department received a report that witnesses had seen a young woman crying and walking down the street naked. Witnesses then saw Tony Miller pull up to her in his car, pull her by the hair into the car, and hit her in the face. Officers also found video surveillance of this crime. This occurred near a known prostitution stroll area, and law enforcement suspected that it may be related to human trafficking. Detectives were able to identify and later locate both Miller and the victim. They also located a second victim Miller had been trafficking. The second victim described how Miller groomed her over several weeks by pretending to be an affectionate boyfriend before turning her out to engage in prostitution and taking all the money she made. Miller had become progressively more violent toward both victims and would physically assault them daily. Messages from Miller’s cell phone corroborated what the second victim told detectives.