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Man Arrested For Sex Trafficking in Sacramento County

FBI: Mahendar “Mike” Singh operated prostitution enterprise.

A former Sacramento resident was arrested Thursday for sex trafficking in Sacramento County and several Bay Area counties, the FBI announced.

Mahendar “Mike” Singh was sentenced yesterday to nine years in prison for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced in a news release.

Singh, 40, pleaded guilty on Jan. 11 to sex trafficking conspiracy. In pleading guilty, Singh admitted that he and his wife, co-defendant Helen Jean Singh (née Kearney), 22, conspired to operate a prostitution enterprise between spring and August 2011, according to the release.

“Today’s sentence is a victory not only for the young victims of this particular case but also for human dignity and the rule of law,” Clark Settles, special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in San Francisco, said in a released statement.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton. Judge Hamilton also sentenced Mahendar Singh, who was and will remain in custody, to a five-year period of supervised release following his prison term, according to the release. A federal grand jury indicted Mahendar Singh and Helen Jean Singh on the sex trafficking conspiracy charge on Dec. 1. Helen Singh, who is also in custody, pleaded guilty to the same charge on Jan. 18. Her sentencing date has not yet been set.

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Anyone who suspects instances of human trafficking are encouraged to call the FBI, HSI, or the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-3737-888. Anonymous calls are welcome.

shawna wells April 20, 2012 at 07:04 PM
I CANNOT believe he only got 9 years??? He DESERVES LIFE w/o parole!!! Look at ALL the lives he and his wife DESTROYED!!!! UNBEILIEVEABLE
David April 21, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Our own Government as well as the UN is involved in kidnaping and sex trafficking and they dont get in trouble just YouTube "Donald Rumsfield and sex trafficking" and watch then look at the UN the USA in screwed!!!
Brad April 22, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Was this thing living in Rosemont? Was it operating out of Rosemont? If so, where did it live?
Mark Paxson April 22, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Yes, and the black helicopters are coming for us all. Any day now.
David April 22, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Hey Mark I guess you put your head in the sand and didn't watch the video of Donald Rumsfield at the congressional hearing on the issue I posted, you should do your homework before you make yourself sound ignorant.
Mark Paxson April 22, 2012 at 06:54 PM
David ... I watched the video and I stand by my comment.
Cody Kitaura (Editor) April 22, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Hi Brad, I don't believe the FBI press release said exactly where Singh was living or operating -- just that it was in Sacramento County. I'll see if I can find more specific details.
David April 23, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Some men you just can't reach.
Mark Paxson April 23, 2012 at 01:49 PM
So, you get what we had here last week. Which is the way he wants it! Well, he gets it! N' I don't like it anymore than you men.

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