A Vista judge will decide whether four people will stand trial on charges they kidnapped a young girl and tried to force her into prostitution.
Their alleged teenaged victim testified Monday during the defendants’ preliminary hearing.
Shawndrea Dorrough, 21,Patrick Jones, 20, Dywane Tousant, 22, and 19-year-old Dominique Willis face charges of kidnapping for extortion, human trafficking, robbery, sexual battery and pimping, stemming from the September incident.
During questioning, the young girl said on September 30, 2008, she met two men at a fast food restaurant in El Cajon, and they offered to give her a ride home. She says she got into the car with the two men and two women (one of which had a baby) and eventually ended up at an Oceanside motel, where she says they started taking pictures of her.
"Well, at first I didn't want them to, but I really didn't care at first," she testified.
She said that she started to get scared when she realized they wanted to use the photos to solicit money for prostitution on a website.
”Cause I didn't know when I was going to go home, people were calling me asking me where I was at. I didn't know where I was at and I started panicking," she said.
She told deputy District Attorney Brenda Daly that she started to cry, and that’s when one of the defendants hit her and they forced her to take off her clothes and pose for photos.
Aside from testimony from the teenager, Superior Court Judge Aaron Katz also heard from an investigator who said his office located a second alleged victim, also a 14-year-old girl, according to the North County Times.
District Attorney Investigator John Morgans said that the second teen told him that she met Dorrough, Jones and Tousant last March, and that the three of them pressed her into working as a prostitute on the street, according to the paper. Morgans said the girl told him she "walked the track" (worked the streets) for three days ---- but did not proposition anyone or perform any sex acts ---- before she fled, the North County Times reported.
The defendants face life in prison if convicted.