SACRAMENTO, CA - Three people were arrested in connection with prostituting a 16-year-old girl across the entire state of California, according to a federal criminal complaint.
The complaint stated the case began when Sacramento police pulled over 29-year-old Keon Nunnelly on Esterel Way in January. In his passenger seat was a 16-year-old girl with a red cellphone. On the cellphone were text messages discussing prostitution.
Investigators said they later linked the girl's phone number to website myredbook.com where they found pictures of her posing in skimpy clothes with an offer of sex for money.
Nunnelley was subsequently arrested for pimping but the charges were dismissed.
During an ensuing investigation, FBI investigators searched Nunnelley's south Sacramento home where they found motel room keys, as well as ads and instructions on how to pose for photographs written in his handwriting, according to the criminal complaint.
The complaint also detailed investigators found paper with the names "dazzle Bunny7" and "Daisy love", pseudonyms linked to the 16-year-old-girl originally found in Nunnelley's vehicle.
In June, Anaheim police discovered sex ads for the same girl were being posted in their city, along with ads for 30-year-old Sharon King, according to the complaint.
Officers subsequently set up a sting in an Anaheim motel where they found the 16-year-old girl, said police.
Nunnelly was then located at a nearby location with King and 27-year-old Kia Moore. All three were arrested on trafficking charges.
Nunnelly, King and Moore face 14 to 35 years prison if convicted.
The 16-year-old girl later confessed to making $50,000 during her time as a prostitute.