An Alamaba man went to jail on charges related to the trafficking and pimping of women in Rohnert Park and several other states.
Rohnert Park Police went to the Good Nite Inn, 5040 Redwood Drive, today in response to a report of a battery, according to a RP Police press release.
The officers found a female victim, a juvenile whose name was withheld because of her age and the nature of the crime, with injuries all over her head and face.
Police investigated two hotel rooms and found that Jeremy Tyron Mickens, 30, had been prostituting two young women out of the hotel. The investigators learned that Mickens, of Hoover, Ala., had been traveling state-to-state for employment as an inventory controller.
"In addition to his day job, he has been accused of forcing these two girls along with him and pimping them against their will," the release said.
“I have been to Kansas, Texas, Oregon and California” said the juvenile victim. “All the promises he made me and now I am stuck across the country with no money or way to get home.”
“Mickens was using the computer and his cell phone to take and post pictures of the girls on a website frequented by Johns. It was sad to see these girls trembling out of fear when they first saw us (police) and then their sighs of relief knowing they were safe from their environment” said Sgt. Johnson.
Both victims will be taken to an undisclosed location for their safety until they can return home.
Mickens was booked in the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of Felony Pimping, Felony Pimping of a Minor, False Imprisonment, Cruelty to a Child, Battery and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. His bail was set at $250,000.