Rapper Yung Corleon aka Aryion Jackson was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Tuesday for pimping out 12 women and girls on the streets of Houston. He was convicted of sex trafficking, forced fraud and coercion.
The rapper forced his victims to earn $1K a day and threatened them with physical violence if they didn’t comply. He also branded them as his property.
Yung Corleon aka Aryion Jackson pleads guilty to child sex trafficking
Rapper Yung Corleon, aka Aryion Jackson, gets 27-year prison sentence for sex trafficking minors. He plead guilty in a federal court to sex trafficking, forced fraud, and coercion. He beat and drugged his victims, and ran his sex business from his home in Houston.
Child sex trafficking is defined by the United States as the recruitment, transportation, provision, or receipt of a child for the purpose of commercial sex. Traffickers use a variety of tactics to gain control over vulnerable children and gain their trust, including false promises, emotional and physical abuse, and intimidation.
According to the FBI, traffickers often target youth who are vulnerable because they lack strong support networks or because they experience violence in their homes or communities. They also are at risk of being homeless or marginalized by society.
In addition, youth who are sexually exploited are more likely to experience long-lasting trauma and mental health problems, including suicidal ideation and depression.
As a result, it is important to address the root cause of trafficking in order to prevent and stop the crime from occurring in the future. To do this, law enforcement must work closely with prosecutors, schools, victim service providers, parole and probation, juvenile justice departments, and child welfare agencies.
Another approach to preventing and identifying child sex trafficking is by collaborating with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC provides free, specialized operational support to law enforcement agencies as they locate and recover missing children who are exploited through child sex trafficking.
The goal of NCMEC’s child sex trafficking team is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement efforts. This team includes subject matter experts, leads and intelligence to help build effective anti-trafficking enforcement programs across the nation.
In addition, NCMEC’s child sex team offers resources to help children and adults who are survivors of trafficking. These include an information resource page, a teen safety card and dating violence prevention resources. These are available to individuals and communities around the country. In addition, NCMEC provides training and education to law enforcement on how to identify and respond to child sex trafficking.
He forced his victims to earn $1K a day
Rapper Yung Corleon, whose real name is Aryion Jackson, was recently sentenced to 27 years in prison for his role in sex trafficking minors. The rapper pled guilty in federal court to trafficking minors, forced fraud and coercion.
According to prosecutors, Yung Corleon ran his illegal business through a house in Houston. He allegedly beat and drugged the women to make them comply with his rules and worth ethic. He forced them to earn him $1K a day or face consequences.
One of his victims was as young as 14 years old. She told police that she was forced to turn tricks or sell her body until she reached a quota of $1,000 a day.
The rapper also reportedly threatened the girls with physical violence if they did not return with the money they owed him. He also made them perform pornographic videos for him on social media platforms, including TikTok and Only Fans.
He kept them in a house with him in Houston for several months, where they had to go through sex with multiple men each day. Reports say he branded his victims as his property and threatened to kill them for non-compliance.
Yung Corleon’s lawyer pleaded with the judge to show him mercy and give him a lighter sentence than he would have received had he been found guilty of more serious charges. He said that he had a rough upbringing and that both his parents were in jail.
The judge rejected this argument and imposed a 27-year sentence on Yung Corleon for the crime. To qualify for parole, he must first register as a sex offender and then undergo a 15-year prison sentence.
In addition to a stiff sentence, Yung Corleon will also have to pay restitution. He must pay the victims a total of $30,000 and reimburse the government for the costs of his investigation.
Yung Corleon is the second rapper in Houston to be sentenced to 27 years for sex trafficking. Jaimian Sims was convicted in May on similar charges. Both men were arrested by the Houston Trafficking and Rationality (HTRA) unit.
He branded his victims as his property
Aryion Jackson, the Houston-based rapper known as Yung Corleon, has been convicted and sentenced to 27 years in prison for his involvement in a sex trafficking ring comprising twelve women, some of whom were minors. The rapper pleaded guilty to sex trafficking, forced fraud and coercion in December 2022.
He beat and drugged his “captives,” prosecutors allege, and ran his business from his Houston home, forcing the women to earn him $1K daily. He also branded his victims as his property. He tattooed their names with his brand – a five-point crown and a bag of money.
US attorneys say he threatened violence against his victims and asked them to get tattoos of his name or their image, a court document says. He even threatened a 14-year-old runaway with physical harm and told her she would be killed.
When an FBI agent rescued the runaway, she said she had a long-term relationship with Jackson and he knew her true age. He regularly gave her medicine to make her work, according to the documents.
Once he got them to work for him, he would put them in a room in his house and force them to have sex with people for money, US attorneys said. They would be told they had to pay between $100 and $300 for each sex act.
Survivors and advocates want society to shift its mindset about child sex trafficking. They say it’s not prostitution, but rather “a brutal and dangerous trade.”
They want the crime to be clearly referred to as sex trafficking. And they say it needs to be addressed as a serious and widespread issue that should be dealt with at all levels of law enforcement, said Lt. Andre Dawson, officer-in-charge of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Human Trafficking Division.
Yung Corleon pleaded guilty to sex trafficking in December, and was sentenced on Tuesday by Judge Lee Rosenthal. He was given 27 years in prison and must register as a sex offender. He also must be on supervised release for 15 years. The judge also told Corleon to stay away from children.
He threatened violence
A Houston rapper named Yung Corleon aka Aryion Jackson was recently sentenced to 27 years in prison for sex trafficking minors. According to reports, Corleon kept 12 women and girls in a home, and forced them to earn $1K a day in sex work — using drugs, threats and beating them to get them to comply with his illegal business.
He also branded his victims as his property, and told them to get tattoos that depicted his brand – including a five-point crown and a bag of money. He allegedly threatened violence against his victims and their families, including one 14-year-old runaway that was forced to have sex with people for three months.
Prosecutors say Jackson ran his business from a house in northeast Houston. He would rotate 12 women and girls along Bissonnet, a popular street in the area. They would perform sex acts for him for $100 to $300 per act.
But when the girls didn’t meet his quota, he threatened to kill or harm them and their families if they left him. He even pulled a gun on one victim in a recording studio and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t follow his instructions, authorities said.
The judge ordered Corleon to register as a sex offender and serve 15 years on supervised release. He will also be subject to a five-year ban on traveling abroad and will have his access to children restricted.
The case against Corleon has been controversial in Houston, as many locals pushed for him to be given life behind bars instead of the bare minimum he was handed for the alleged crimes. But the rapper was given the guideline-mandated 27-year sentence on Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Lee Rosenthal.