DENVER (CBS4) – A man accused in a human trafficking and child prostitution case has pleaded guilty in the crimes that involved a 13-year-old victim.
According to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office, Socrates “Chrome” Packer, 28, pleaded guilty on Friday to human trafficking and attempted sexual assault on a child.
Packer faces up to 18 years in prison when he is sentenced in June.
Packer was one of numerous people charged in the case, The others are as follows:
Cyril “Jazz” Packer, 28, pleaded guilty last December to pimping of a child and is facing 15 years in prison when he is sentenced next month.
Desiree “Dez” Gallimore, 24, pleaded guilty earlier to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and prostitution and will also be sentenced next month.
Mack McCray, 43, pleaded guilty earlier to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to two years of probation.
Earl Williams, 25, pleaded guilty earlier to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to a suspended six year prison sentence with four years of probation.
Hector Garcia, 45, is charged with child prostitution, two counts of sexual assault on a child, and patronizing a child prostitute. He has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for a disposition hearing next month.
“The allegations are that it was Williams who approached the 13-year-old runaway in 2012 and introduced her to McCray and Socrates Packer, who was accused of sexually assaulting her,” Kimbrough said in a statement. “Cyril Packer and Desiree Gallimore made the victim available for prostitution in locations in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas over a period of time.
“McCray assisted by transporting her to a location in furtherance of later acts of prostitution, and Garcia is accused of sexually assaulting her.”