Alleged Pimp Sentenced for Kidnapping Toddler, Dousing Her Mother in Bleach: DA
A 34-year-old Lancaster man was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to charges related to beating and torturing a woman and abducting her 18-month-old daughter, who was found by deputies abandoned in a shed, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Brandon Michael Wynn, aka “Smooth,” was sentenced to 26 years in state prison on two felony counts each of human trafficking and pimping and one count each of first-degree residential robbery, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon — bleach and attempted murder, the DA’s office stated in a news release.
His alleged accomplice, Regina Renee Estorga, 45, received a six-year prison sentence. She had pleaded no contest to one count each of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon — bleach, the release stated.
On July 16, 2015, Wynn broke into the home of one of his human trafficking victims and assaulted her, according to Deputy DA Dennis Vincent.
Two days later, Wynn and Estorga kidnapped the same woman and took her to a remote area in the desert where she was beaten and doused with bleach before being left there naked and tied up, Vincent said.
When Wynn realized an Amber Alert had been issued for the woman’s 18-month-old daughter, he abandoned the girl in a shed in Palmdale.
A tip led investigators to Wynn, who was quickly arrested in Palmdale.
He then told investigators where to find the kidnapped child.
The girl was severely dehydrated and still sitting in her car seat in the shed when deputies found her.