Compton man sentenced to 36-plus years for pimping two teen girls

Man convicted of pimping two teen girls is sentenced to 36 years in prison

A 37-year-old Compton man has been sentenced Wednesday to 36½ years for pimping two teen girls, one of whom he reportedly brutally beat and caused her to miscarry.

James Junior Conley was found guilty April 17 of multiple sex-related offenses, including pimping, human trafficking and lewd acts on a child, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Prosecutors said Conley was in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl, whom he met when she was 15, and demanded she work as a prostitute.

During that time, she became pregnant, prosecutors said, and when Conley found out, prosecutors said he brutally assaulted her and she miscarried.

Soon after, she escaped from Conley.

A 17-year-old prostitute arrested in June 2012 also told police that Conley was her pimp, prosecutors said. That same month, authorities arrested Conley while he was allegedly monitoring a sex worker.

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