North County gang charged in sex trafficking

A indictment unsealed today charges nine alleged members and associates of a North County gang with sex trafficking of children, authorities reported.

The indictment issued by a federal grand jury on Dec. 4, accuses the defendants of forcing girls into prostitution between January and November of this year, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego.

Charged in the case are Malcolm Jamal “King Show Tyme” Allen, 18; Ama Bahati “Spanc” Bernard, 25; Alexandra “Allie” Grove, 19; Vincent Windsor Heimstra, 57; Dominique Cortez “C-Marley” Little, 20; Joseph Anthony “Little Scraps” Ponder, 20; Birdia “Keisha” Rollins, 20; Devon Leontae “Young Fe” Sutton, 21; and Nicole Brook Tierney, 28.

All are Oceanside residents, except Heimstra, who lives in Wildomar in Riverside County. The defendants are charged with sex trafficking of children by force, fraud and coercion; conspiracy to commit that crime; sexual exploitation of children; and aiding and abetting. Authorities did not immediately disclose the number of alleged victims or their ages.



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