Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

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Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office

On October 23rd, 2017, detectives from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau conducted an investigation into a possibly underage female being trafficked for sex within the Santa Barbara area. During the investigation, the female and her pimp were determined to be staying at a motel within the City of Santa Barbara.

Detectives set up an “outcall” sting where an undercover detective contacted the female advertising prostitution related services on an online escort page. The detective and the female then negotiated a sex act in exchange for money. After negotiating the sex act, detectives waited for the female to arrive at another hotel in the Goleta area. Once the female arrived, she was contacted and detained for further investigation. The female was ultimately found to be 18 years old.

While the female was being detained, additional detectives served a search warrant at the motel room where the female and her pimp had been staying in the city of Santa Barbara. 20- year-old Mikah D’Shawn Reese of North Highlands, CA was contacted at the motel room and detained. Further investigation revealed that Reese was acting as a pimp for the female and eventually booked into the county jail for the violation of Penal Code sections 266(h)- Pimping and 266(i)- Pandering. Reese’s bail is set at $200,000.

The female was offered the services of a specially trained human trafficking advocate from the Victim-Witness Program of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office and released on a citation of Solicitation of Prostitution.

The sting is part of an ongoing effort to combat human trafficking in the county assisted by a federal grant received in late 2016. The grant funding helps agencies investigate, prosecute and provide victim services.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office along with the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office are committed to combatting all forms of human trafficking within Santa Barbara County and will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute traffickers while also offering services for persons being trafficked.

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Roger Oct 25, 2017 08:57 AM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

I hate pimps. Thank You for arresting this person impersonating a man I don't consider pimps or abusers to be men I would ask for the name of the motel but sadly it could happen in any of them, and it does.

KallyB2017 Oct 25, 2017 06:50 PM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

Hes not a pimp hes my fiance!!! None of you understand because the cops wont tell you the truth they're online report is bullshit IM AN ADULT!!! Never commited this crime as a minor only as an adult THERE WAS NO TRAFFICKING! I did it out of love and to continue to make it another day. We're not bad people... We just want to live and be happy...

KallyB2017 Oct 25, 2017 06:48 PM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

I AM HIS FIANCE I WAS THE GIRL EVERYONE LISTEN TO ME HE IS NOT A PIMP!!!!!! I CHOSE THIS ON MY OWN FREE WILL!!!! Please listen to my story of truth and struggle. We met we were both broke and had nothing but we fell in love with each others souls. He sold his valuables to be able to feed me he worked under the table construction jobs bending and breaking his back in the hot heat, he wasnt no sucker who lived off a girl! He kept me strong in my times of wavering faith, he reminded me that it doesnt matter if my family wasn't there for me, if one person can have your nack you can have the world. It was ME who chose to give myself up FOR THE SAKE OF HAVING ANOTHER DAY TO LIVE!!! Neither of us had ids to get a real job. How can you judge us for something none of you have gone through. We walked door to door asking for spare change we walked the neighborhood collecting bottles and putting all our money together to make more. He cared for me hw fed me he clothed me he took care of my physical and mental health AND IT IS MY FAULT HE TOLD ME TO STOP HE TOLD ME TO GET MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND ID AND BE ABKE TO GET A REAL JOB BY HIS SIDE!!!!! Do not say youre happy hes arrested because my heart is broken and ive been screaming through nightterrors. He IS AN INTELLIGENT, HUGE HEARTED MAN THAT NO ONE EVER STOPPED TO KNOW HIM JUST BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK!!! STOP BEING RACIST STOP PREJUDICE! Please i want him free, he didnt commit no crime but stay by my side BECAUSE I ASKED HIM TO. It was me who shouod be in jail NOT him.

Roger Oct 25, 2017 08:24 PM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

Save it for the judge cops charged him with pimping I think that is what he was doing after all you said it yourself YOU CHOOSE THIS LIFE FOR YOURSELF. I guess since you don't know any of us it's easy to call us racists and other lovely names etcetcetc none of us know the life BULL MANURE GIRLEY GIRL Don't try to bull shirt a bull shirter...When you can't find a job you get several at mim wage that is what I did up at 3:30 am bed at 10pm the rest of the time work back then it was 2.35 an hour no overtime rent was cheaper but it was Indiana. I hate pimps cause I lived on the streets I seen girls killed and tortured by the scum bags. I had a foster kid years ago she was a teen aged hooker in the California hotel I threw the piece of garbage down the stairs who claimed to be her pimp...Pimps are punks the talk crap and threaten but they aien't nothing without a weapon or some thugs to back their play I have never met a good pimp and ever hooker I ever met backing her pimp says the same G Damn thing you are I did it out of love, I did it because I love him CUT THE CRAP AND GET A REAL JOB OR MOVE BAKERSFIELD IS NICE THIS TIME OF YEAR.

420722 Oct 25, 2017 09:51 PM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

Kally, get your damn ID and birth certificate and get a real life. Google up images of old hookers and homeless women. You do not want to be that girl. I’m sure your a beautiful young woman and you still have so much time to make your life an amazing one. There are so many support groups in Santa Barbara, reach out ask for help and change your life right now. It will be the best thing you’ll ever do for yourself. I’ve been in your shoes and and trust me girl, it only gets worse from here. If you think I’m just saying that I’m not, I’ve had more experiences than you’ll ever know. Take this as a warning and do something about it or enjoy a life of misery, your choice. Take care. Get help, PLEASE DO IT!!!! More people will have your back than you know, just ask...

a-1509001117 Oct 25, 2017 11:58 PM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

Sounds like another case of minor prostitution being plastered across the news to make the authorities feel good about themselves, despite not actually accomplishing anything except persecuting people trying to make a little money on the side. The same type of ridiculous viewpoint that fuels the constant, yet useless, john stings in SB county. Just make prostitution legal already! It is the world's oldest profession, you are never going to come close to stopping it! The only impact that authorities have is making this natural business shadier and more dangerous.

KallyB2017 Oct 26, 2017 11:52 AM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

Can you understand what im saying unlike the police?? It wasnt force!! I did it if anything he was the one that resisted me from doing it he didnt want me to. Ive only been passionate to him, loyal to him, we only feel that should be kept between US. But after he sold all his valuables for cash, did under the table back breaking work in 100 degree weather, best believe i didnt just sit my ass at home while he worked I BELIEVE IN TEAMWORK, if HE was willing to sacrifice and suffer to FEED ME CLOTH ME SUPPORT ME BUY ME TAMPONS!!! Then what am i as a woman let alone as a heart partner to just sit there and do NOTHING?!?! No i got out into the world a fresh ADULT i been a begger for money, collected cans for money, sold MY valuables as well just to pitch in with him. Love doesnt pay the bills, but you'll be surprised the will power it gives to find a way to pay the bills. We are not bad people, we dony need to boast about the good we do because we know we do it. Do you know how hurtful it feels to watch my fiance help a homeless man get food while we watch him ask 20 people to just give him $5 for a mcburger. He bought him as nuch food as the man would accept. And EVERYONE looked at the black man like he was crazy. But best believe we looked at each other and smiled and felt good about what we did. This is not the people vs. My fiance, its the state, if it were up to the people, id do everything to make a movement to show the society he isn't what they claim him to be. As ive said before, ive commited the crime, i should be in jail. I pray he finds the strength to keep his head up and that the lord will give us the knowledge and blessing to overcome this obstical in our path at life. We believe god would never put something in front of us that we could never overcome.

a-1509046114 Oct 26, 2017 12:28 PM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

Based on KALLY's posts, it doesn't seem to be the type of "human trafficking" the DA should be concerned with. If all parties involved are consenting adults, leave it alone!

Roger Oct 26, 2017 01:11 PM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

I guess in defense of Hookers and pimps and the legalities of such crimes there might be less creepers walking around our schools looking at children.

KallyB2017 Oct 26, 2017 01:25 AM
Man Arrested for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

Strangers of the internet you ARE blind to the truth he was never a pimp never forced me to do shit I CHOSE IT it was my choice, why is the justice system set this way? I CAN PUT MY HAND ON THE BIBLE AND SWEAR TO THE LORD I NEVER DID THIS AS A MINOR. An adult the whole time. You believe what thr fuck the police want you to see and thats it. You dont know hes a loving father, son, big brother, and aspiring athlete! You discriminate him for one thing only to be seen AND not told in the truth only in the words of the state. I know the difference between love and abuse. I left abuse to be loved by him. HE IS NOT A BAD MAN AND I SHOULD BE THE ONE IMPRISONED. Now, if he was forced and i was beaten and starved and neglected there would be justification. But he took care of me he took me shoping he took me out to eat he made sure i ate more and took care of myself because i do not do that on my own. I think, oh i dont care, but hes the only one to show care. To give me the patience to educate me on the world no teacher or one parenr i had in my life did. I taught him how to love and let go of the anger in his heart. None of you see that..... Just a young black man.. Well hes MY soulmate and i have never felt such pain as i do now separated from him. I only pray i truly do. I dont care in what believes, i believe in love and the power of the mind, i speak the truth i wouldnt go all this way to subscribe to some silly page if it wasnt to speak up and tell the truth! Why must you all only look at what is given to you! He had NO action of pimping me, and they wouldnt even disclose my name and i was the one comiting real crime, do you not see the pick and chose? They lied to my face that i could see him 3 times. Until after 7 hours im told hes gone. Havent you ever had a tradegy where yoi forgot to do one thing and you know it could have changed the world... That one hug...that one kiss.. Please hear my words of honesty and please, he may not be hurt by your words but IM the one breaking down to these blinded not knowing the full side of the situation. Please. FEELINGS GO A LONG WAY. If my words have touched your heart or mind in ANY way, know it is because my heart and honesty is poured into this paragraph. I pray he find the strength, and i pray everyone paying attention to this can open their eyes.

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