The mastermind of a San Marcos-based human trafficking operation in which women were forced to work as prostitutes in California and other states was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years and eight months in state prison.
Tyrone Curtis Evans, 42, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to human trafficking, pimping and pandering.
Evans and Natasha McElrath, 38, were arrested two years ago after a yearlong investigation showed they had pimped and trafficked women for years.
According to officials, the human trafficking operation moved drugs and forced women in their 20s and 30s into prostitution. Victims were dependent on Evans for money and said he would leave them stranded without enough money to eat.
McElrath pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to a year in jail.
–City News Service
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