SLO man receives three-year sentence for pimping teen girl
October 1, 2014
A 20-year-old San Luis Obispo man received a three-year prison sentence Tuesday for pimping a 16-year-old girl. [Tribune]
San Luis Obispo police arrested Douglas James Stephens during a prostitution sting in May. Stephens accepted a plea deal in August and received his sentence, which will make him eligible for parole in a little more than two years.
In addition to Stephens, officers arrested nine other individuals during the May sting. The woman Stephens is accused of pimping is considered a victim in the case.
Law enforcement officials say the prostitution operations spanned Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo. They also involved drugs sales and trafficking of stolen property.
Stephens’s deal with prosecutors required him to plead no contest to pimping in exchange for the dismissal of a charge of pandering a minor for prostitution. He will still have to register as sex offender once released.