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Oakland man gets 6 years for pimping a teenage runaway

March 9, 2012 |  6:37 pm

Photo: Italo Rajot Boone after being booked. Credit: Anaheim Police DepartmentA 34-year-old Oakland man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for pimping a 15-year-old runaway to an undercover police officer, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

Italo Rajot Boone pleaded guilty to one felony count of pandering with a minor under 16 years old.

After his prison term is served he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, authorities said.

Boone met 15-year-old "Jane Doe" a month ago at a San Jose bus depot and repeatedly took money for sex acts he arranged for her with other men, the prosecutor's office said.

On Feb. 25, Boone brought the teen to Anaheim, where she was traced by San Jose police through an Internet listing.

An undercover Anaheim Police Department officer posing as a john contacted Boone and arranged to have sex with the girl at a hotel.

Boone fled after opening the hotel room door and seeing the arrest team. He was later tracked down by a K-9 unit and taken into custody.

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-- Carol J. Williams

Photo: Italo Rajot Boone after being booked. Credit: Anaheim Police Department

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