A 20-year man was sentenced Monday for sex trafficking children in San Diego.
Carlos Alberto Garcia, 20, made thousands of dollars pimping out teenage girls using internet ads. Prosecutors say he made underage girls perform sex acts for people whom they met online. Garcia was later identified by investigators as the girl’s pimp.
Garcia pleaded guilty in August.
A federal court judge sentenced Carlos Alberto Garcia to 12 years in prison, plus 10 years supervised release for the sex trafficking of children.
U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said sex trafficking of children is a growing trend and the Southern California office has seen an increase of 600 percent of human trafficking cases in the last five years.