Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pimp known as ‘King Kong’ branded minor victims with demeaning tattoos

Pimp known as ‘King Kong’ branded minor victims with demeaning tattoos

On October 17, 2014, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that Bruce Kelcy Gordon, 30 was sentenced to a total of 27-years-to-life in state prison. He pleaded no contest to human trafficking and a number of related crimes, including assault with a firearm, lewd act upon a child, human trafficking to commit another crime and sodomy by use of force. Gordon admitted to committing crimes reported by his multiple victims.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Daviann Mitchell ordered that Gordon be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Since August 2003, Gordon was operating as a pimp, using the moniker “King Kong.” He forced one of his underage victims into prostitution. Gordon sexually abused the girl for more than seven years. He branded the victim with demeaning tattoos, including one on her face that said "King Kong." In the pimp subculture, which is nothing less than modern-day slavery, victims are marked with tattoos of gang monikers, bar codes or pimp names. Violent abusers, known as “gorilla pimps,” use violence to control their victims.