A 23-year-old Long Beach man was sentenced to 47 years and four months in prison for pimping two women, sexually assaulting them and forcing one to tattoo his pimp moniker on her forehead as punishment for wanting to go home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Tomson Ong sentenced Lebrette Stacey Winn at the Long Beach Superior Court Thursday. Winn was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life and pay a $10,000 fine. Additionally, the defendant was ordered to stay away from the two victims for 10 years.
Last month, a jury found Winn guilty of two counts of pimping, two counts of pandering by procuring, and one count each of human trafficking to commit another crime, sodomy by use of force, forcible rape, aggravated mayhem and kidnapping.
On May 15, two women, age 18 and 20, escaped from a locked car sitting in a Culver City mall parking lot, according to authorities. One of women found a good Samaritan who drove them to a nearby police station.
Winn and Eric James Avery, 25, were both arrested after Long Beach Police officers found a hotel key in Avery’s pocket. When investigators went to the hotel room, they discovered a 16-year-old girl who said she had been working as a prostitute for Avery.
Avery is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 17.
The victim with the tattoo on her forehead has begun the process to remove the marking, said Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the DA’s Office.