OC Investigators Looking for More Victims of YouTube Rapper Accused of Luring Woman into Prostitution

Ameera Butt
June 17, 2019 - 10:49 am

Orange County investigators from its  Human Trafficking Task Force are looking for more young women who might have been victims of a YouTube rapper accused of luring an 18-year-old woman into prostitution.

Angel Ortiz Diamond, a 31-year-old resident of Los Angeles, who goes by the name Benjiboy Staccs, was charged with one felony count of pimping and one felony count of pandering, according to the Anaheim Police Department press release.

He pleaded not guilty. Diamond was booked at Orange County Jail and remains in custody. 

Diamond has posted numerous videos to YouTube with songs glorifying the pimping subculture. Investigators believe Diamond uses his social media following to meet young women in clubs, and ultimately lure them into the human trafficking circuit, the press release said.

Anaheim police sergeant Darren Wyatt tells KNX Diamond would meet young women at clubs and use his status as a rapper to gain their trust.

"We do believe most of the victims are young females, potentially under 18 but most of them right at the 18-years-old mark," Wyatt said.

Anaheim Police Department

Wyatt says Diamond has a large social media following and glorifies the pimping lifestyle in his videos.

Anyone who has been, or knows of someone who has been exploited by Diamond, is asked to call Anaheim Police Sgt. Juan Reveles at 714-765-1829.