Published on June 24th, 2013 | by Reporters Desk0
LB Man Charged with Sex Trafficking
LONG BEACH — Ralph Allen Jackson Jr., who allegedly forced a 17-year-old girl to work as a prostitute, was charged with child sex trafficking June 24.
The Long Beach Police Department arrested the 40-year-old man, also known as “Mac Wimp,” on June 18, responding to a domestic disturbance call at his residence.
Jackson is made his first appear in federal court June 25
If he were to be convicted, he would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and statutory maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, the teenage girl told investigators that she met Jackson in March and, following a series of phone calls and text messages, met him for dinner earlier this month. The girl told Jackson that she was 17, which allegedly prompted Jackson to tell her this would be their “secret.”
The victim told investigators that Jackson subsequently forced her into prostitution, arranging for her to have sex with dozens of male clients and warning her that she would be beaten if she resisted. The affidavit states the victim was required to work the streets for about 12 hours a day and was allowed only one daily meal.
According to the affidavit, in mid-June Jackson took the victim to a tattoo shop and ordered her to get a tattoo that included his street name: “Mac Wimp’s bitch.” The victim told investigators that Jackson threatened to harm her if she did not comply.
After the teen victim fled Jackson’s residence about eight days ago, Jackson allegedly sent her text messages threatening to harm her family if she did not return.
When the girl went to Jackson’s home June 18, to retrieve her things, there was an altercation, which prompted the domestic disturbance call to the Long Beach Police
Anyone with information about this matter is encouraged to call line at (866) 347-2423 or visit www.ice.gov/exec/forms/hsi-tips/tips.asp.