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Pimp accused of assaulting sex worker, kidnapping baby later found in shed

What led sheriff’s investigators to a shed in the Mojave Desert this weekend, where a 13-month-old girl sat in a car seat, baking in the summer heat, unspooled Monday as a case of prostitution, human trafficking, drugs and violence. One of the two men arrested on suspicion of assaulting the baby’s mother and kidnapping the baby, Brandon Wynn, was actually a pimp, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The sex worker Wynn allegedly exploited and manipulated is the baby’s mother, an unidentified 40-year-old woman, sheriff’s officials said. In the predawn hours of Saturday, the woman and her daughter, Penelope Rodriguez, were at a...

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