Tuesday, March 11, 2008

CA: Kidnapping Pimp Gets Decade Long Sentence

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - His desire to be a pimp, snatching young girls and forcing them into prostitution, landed a Chula Vista man a prison sentence that likely will keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.

Darren Hilton, 28, was sentenced yesterday to 77 years and four months to life for sexually assaulting four teenagers he had targeted to work for him on the streets.

Hilton was convicted in Chula Vista Superior Court in January of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, committing lewd acts on a child aged 14 or 15, pandering and kidnapping.

When police searched the suburban Chula Vista home Hilton shared with his mother and stepmother in February 2006, they found training books and videotapes on how to become a pimp.

Hilton said little in court yesterday, but in a probation report filed with Judge Alvin E. Green Jr., he told probation officials: “I didn't do these things.”

His lawyer, Raymond Aragon, told the judge that Hilton would appeal after Green refused his motion for a new trial...


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