An Oakland man has been sentenced to seven years in prison in a case involving the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old south Sacramento girl.
Jamir Imari Tatum, 20, was sentenced today in federal court in Sacramento by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. Tatum will be subject to 10 years of supervised release following his prison term and will be required to register as a sex offender, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.
According to court documents, in January 2012, Tatum met the 14-year-old victim outside her house. He took her to a motel in Sacramento and took several photographs of her engaged in sexuality explicit conduct. On Feb. 21, 2012, law enforcement agents were notified that the victim had run away with Tatum.
Investigators identified online prostitution advertisements linked to Tatum's phone that showed the sexually explicit pictures Tatum had taken of the victim. Officers made an undercover prostitution date with the victim. Officials said text messages recovered from Tatum's phone showed him attempting to make money from "dates" with the victim,
The case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Innocence Lost Task Force, which is made up of the FBI, Sacramento Police Department and Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.