A Sacramento County man convicted of sex trafficking a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to 16 years in prison on June 20.
Lamar Robinson, 26, pleaded guilty to human trafficking of a minor and admitted to a prior strike conviction for animal abuse with the use of a daily weapon on May 17, according to a Monday news release from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. In addition to his prison sentence, Robinson was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
In June 2018, Robinson was sentenced to four years, eight months in prison after he pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend’s two chihuahuas in December 2017. Robinson was seen by neighbors slamming one dog to the ground and holding another, who appeared to be unconscious, by the neck.
Robinson was on parole from prison when he met the 13-year-old victim in 2021. Although the release notes that the victim’s family repeatedly informed him of her age, Robinson “groomed the victim with promises that he loved her and that they would have a life together.”
According to prosecutors, Robinson induced the victim to run away from home and to begin engaging in prostitution, giving her “detailed directions about how to make money through selling sex” and demanding that she give him money she made.
Sacramento police officers stopped Robinson when he was driving with the victim in his car on Nov. 14, according to the release. When officers searched his cellphone, they found evidence that he had exploited the victim.