Boise, August 21, 2013 - A California man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for bringing a woman to Boise for the purpose of prostitution. He was arrested by Boise Police in the parking lot of a local motel last April.
Guilty: Antonio M. Jones, 32, Oakland, CA
Charge: Procurement of Prostitution (F) ISC 18- 5602
Sentence: 10 years in prison; Two-and-a-half years fixed, Seven-and-a-half years indeterminate.
Jones pled guilty to the felony charge on August 8th and was sentenced by Judge Mike Wetherell.
Jones was arrested April 2nd after Boise Police officers became aware of and began investigating suspicious activity in a parking lot of a West Fairview Avenue hotel. During the investigation, officers found evidence Jones and several others had come to Idaho from California for the purpose of prostitution. Several people were cited for prostitution. However, investigating officers found evidence Jones had driven a woman from California specifically to engage in prostitution in Boise City.
Officers with Boise Police Patrol, Retail Organized Crime Unit and the Gang Unit were all involved in the investigation. Officers appreciate the work of Ada County Prosecutors in this case.
Idaho State Code 18-5602. Prostitution Procurement -- Definition and penalty. Any person who induces, compels, entices, or procures another person to engage in acts as a prostitute shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for a period of not less than two (2) years nor more than twenty (20) years, or by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.