A Denver man was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to pimping two teenage girls and two women, according to the district attorney’s office.
Orlando L. Johns, 27, was sentenced by District Judge Michael Vallejos, according to a news release.
In September, a Denver grand jury indicted Johns on charges of human trafficking for sexual servitude of two children, ages 15 and 16, and two adult women, the news release stated. Johns also was indicted on two counts of pimping the girls, pandering procurement of a child for prostitution and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, all felonies.
In 2015, Johns began advertising on Backpage.com for the girls and women to engage in sex with men, the DA’s office said. Johns handled all arrangements, collected money and kept most of it.
He rented rooms at Denver-area motels over several years and gave the girls and women methamphetamine and other drugs to control them, the news release stated. If the victims protested, he beat them. The girls and women engaged in sex acts up to 10 times per day and were forced to work daily.
“I am pleased that the Human Trafficking Unit of my office was able to successfully prosecute and hold accountable a trafficker of girls and women,” District Attorney Beth McCann said in the release. “My hope is that the victims can now start to rise above this dark time and go on to live meaningful and fulfilling lives.”
On May 2, Johns pleaded guilty to one count of pimping and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, both felonies.
Blair Stinson, 29, was a co-defendant in the case. Stinson pleaded guilty to pimping of a singular adult victim on April 8 and is serving a five-year sentence.