Details leading to Richmond pimp’s arrest

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PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKLY OVERVIEW: APRIL 8 – 14, 2024 Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Please note that activity shared in these segments are provided only as an overview, and do not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift. 4/8 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE-RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3579 4/10 – TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION Officers conducted a traffic enforcement operation along the 23rd St corridor to address various issues such as speeding and pedestrian safety. The operation yielded 24 citations: 19 for speed, 2 for unsafe lane changes, 1 red light, 1 not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk, and 1 not yielding to an ambulance 4/10 – GRAND THEFT Officers responded to Stenmark Dr for a report of wire theft. Witnesses saw two subjects cutting wires and attempted to contact the subjects, but fled on foot. With the use of a drone (UAS), Officers located the two suspects near Point Molate Beach. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspects revealed several Sawzall blades and a small amount of narcotics. Both suspects were booked into RPD jail. #3611 4/11 - MISC INFORMATION Officers responded to the 700 block of Amador St for a report of an unknown issue. Upon arrival, officers located a subject laying on the grass, unconscious and not breathing. Officers began life saving measures and administered Narcan, AMR arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. The subject regained consciousness a few moments later and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. #3663 4/12 – ARMED ROBBERY Officers responded to the area of S. 23rd St & Ohio Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim was driving when two suspect vehicles blocked the victim’s roadway and two suspects ordered the victim to exit his vehicle while brandishing firearms. The suspects removed cash from the victim’s pockets and fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. 4/14 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3707 4/14 – FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM/ EVADE POLICE Officers on patrol saw a vehicle driven by a suspect who had outstanding warrants and was believed to be armed. Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop but the suspect failed to yield. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Highway 4 and Pine St in Martinez where the suspect’s vehicle became disabled after colliding with another vehicle. All occupants attempted to flee on foot after the collision but were quickly taken into custody. During the pursuit, officers saw what appeared to be a firearm being discarded from the suspect vehicle, officers searched the area and located the discarded firearm with the assistance of a police K-9. #3731
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Corell Olajuwon Hackett, 21 (Photo credit: RPD)

A Richmond man sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in state prison on Friday for sex trafficking two female minors had impregnated one of his victims and forced her back into prostitution within weeks of her giving birth to his child, according to new details released by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

Corell Olajuwon Hackett, 21, of Richmond was convicted for human trafficking that occurred between 2016 and 2018, and received concurrent convictions for other cases, including robbery and a hit-and-run crash last year in San Pablo.

The DA’s office credited the Richmond Police Department Bravo Team’s ongoing efforts to crack down on prostitution on 23rd Street for the arrest and conviction, and also credited the and Richmond PD Family Violence Detectives Bureau.

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In 2016, one of Hackett’s victims, then 17 years old, told a Richmond police detective working out of the Family Justice Center about how Hackett forced her to go to San Francisco to work as a prostitute on five separate occasions only weeks after she gave birth to his child. She gave him all the money she earned, and soon after Hackett began a relationship with another 17-year-old girl. He put that victim “on the ‘blade’ in Richmond, the area around 23rd Street known for street prostitution.

In the fall of 2018, Hackett was arrested for a domestic violence incident against one of the girls. Investigators later learned he was using the jail phone, which records calls, to continue to communicate with his victim in violation of a court order.

“In more than 100 separate phone calls between November 2018 and February 2019, Hackett used threats, coercion, menace and manipulation of [the victim’s] love for him to keep the 18-year-old prostituting so that she could put money on his jail account,” prosecutors said.

In addition to his prison sentence, Hackett was barred from having contact with any of the victims for a period of 10 years and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

“The fact that an exploiter is also in a dating or intimate relationship with the victim is no defense to human trafficking,” Deputy District Attorney Dana Filkowski said. “In fact, love and affection are often tools of manipulation and control used to keep the victim engaged in prostitution to benefit the trafficker and deter the victim from cooperating with law enforcement.”

The DA’s Office urges anyone being pressured to engage in prostitution to benefit or help support another person to contact Community Violence Solutions at 800-670-7273 to speak to a confidential counselor. Or visit the Contra Costa Family Justice Centers in Richmond or Concord to talk to a Navigator about a variety of services and support available right here in Contra Costa County.

To learn more about human trafficking in Contra Costa County, contact the Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition at www.contracostacoalition.org.