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Brooklyn sex trafficker gets 30 years for prostituting minors, producing child pornography

Posted: 4:23 PM, Aug 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-22 16:23:47-04
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Alvaun Thompson was sentenced to 30 years in prison for prostituting minors – even after he impregnated them. (Photo: Thinkstock)

BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn man known as ‘Love Pimpin’ was sentenced to 30 years Monday for prostituting minors and producing child pornography.

Alvaun Thompson, 29, forced a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl to engage in prostitution using physical violence and emotional manipulation, prosecutors said. He made them prostitute themselves on the streets of Brooklyn even after he impregnated them.

“For years, the defendant preyed on defenseless children by repeatedly subjecting them to acts of physical and psychological abuse and used them to line his pockets by prostituting them on the streets of our city,” said United States Attorney Robert Capers. “The sentence announced today reflects the heinous nature of the defendant’s crimes and serves as a warning to others who would seek to exploit the most vulnerable members of our society.”

Thompson posted explicit photos of them online, beat them and forced them to get brand-like tattoos of his name, prosecutors said. He personally tattooed LP – for ‘Love Pimpin’ – onto the face of one of the victims.

He also prostituted several other woman and created a pornographic video on his cellphone of himself with one of the minors when she was 15.

Thompson was arrested in January of 2015.

“It’s hard to comprehend anyone using and abusing children to make money, but this case shows some subjects do it for much more than profit,”
said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Diego Rodriguez. “This subject took sadistic pleasure in torturing girls who had no ability to defend themselves. It is unbelievably frustrating to know we open more cases every day, but the FBI and our law enforcement partners know with each arrest we are saving a child from real life monsters.”