Alleged pimp caught in FBI crackdown pleads not guilty

REDWOOD CITY (BCN)

A 35-year-old man arrested last month in San Bruno as part of a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking has pleaded not guilty to pimping, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Senhsu Yang, of Union City, was arrested July 26 in an apartment where undercover agents had arranged a set-up date with a suspected prostitute, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.

Prosecutors allege that there were two women in the apartment who were working as prostitutes, and that Yang was suspected of bringing customers there to have sex with them.
Officers seized $1,000 in cash and arrested Yang and the two women, according to the district attorney’s office.

Yang, who remains in custody on $20,000 bail, entered a plea of not guilty on Monday to one count of felony pimping, Guidotti said.

Yang was one of 17 suspected pimps arrested in the Bay Area as part of “Operation Cross Country,” a three-day crackdown on human trafficking and prostitution that was carried out in 76 U.S. cities between July 24 and July 26, according to the FBI.

The sting resulted in the rescue of 105 children and the arrest of 150 pimps nationwide.
Yang is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 12.
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