A Palmdale pimp who tattooed and sexually abused his human trafficking victims was sentenced Friday to 27 years to life in state prison, prosecutors said.
Bruce Gordon, 30, who went by the name “King Kong,” pleaded no contest Thursday to one count each of assault with a firearm, lewd act upon a child, sodomy by use of force and human trafficking to commit another crime, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
For seven years beginning in 2003, Gordon forced one victim under 14 years old into prostitution, during which time he also sexually abused her and “stamped” her with tattoos, including one that said “King Kong” above her eyebrow, officials said.
The victim was able to escape earlier this year by jumping out of a moving vehicle when Gordon brandished a handgun at her, authorities said.
Another human trafficking victim was kidnapped from Washington state and “purchased” by Gordon, who tattooed her forearms with pictures of large boxing gloves.
Gordon used boxing gloves to punch his victims in the stomach, according to the release.
Gordon also admitted this week to an allegation of multiple sex crime victims. He has a prior conviction from 2007 for having sex with a different minor who worked for him.
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An LA County Superior Court judge has ordered that Gordon be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life.