Man charged for pimping, assaulting minor in Orange County

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SANTA ANA (CNS) — A 30-year-old man was charged Thursday with human trafficking and sexually assaulting an underage victim in Orange County.

Roselito Jose Pena is accused of attacking the victim on Dec. 22, according to the complaint.

The gender and age of the alleged victim were not disclosed on the criminal complaint and Orange County Sheriff's Department officials in the Buena Park area who investigated the case did not have details.

Pena was charged with single counts each of human trafficking of a minor, pimping a minor, pandering with a minor younger than 16, unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a person younger than 16, all felonies.

Pena also faces a sentencing enhancement for human trafficking of a minor by force or fear.

Pena did not enter a plea at his arraignment in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana on Thursday and was scheduled to return to court to be arraigned Jan. 14.

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