A 36-year-old Suisun City man who used the moniker “Fame” was sentenced to six years in state prison for his role in a Napa County human trafficking case, according to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.
Harold Edward Domingue pleaded no contest to felony pandering on June 6. Four other charges were dismissed, including human trafficking, pimping, dissuading a witness, and human trafficking inflicting great bodily injury.
Domingue was arrested last fall following an investigation that revealed that he had been transporting a female sex worker around Napa County, the DA’s Office said. Domingue was benefiting from her prostitution, officials said, by using her income to pay his rent and utilities.
Domingue’s moniker, “Fame,” was tattooed on the woman’s body along with the words “Money Maker,” officials said.
In an effort to combat human trafficking in the county, Deputy District Attorney Taryn Hunter is the designated felony prosecutor to handle human trafficking cases.
“As a result of recent, specialized training afforded to me as a prosecutor and the diligent work of the Napa Special Investigations Bureau over the past year, it has become unfortunately apparent that Napa County is not immune to the dangers of human trafficking,” Hunter said in a press release.
“Victims of pimping and pandering, like the one in this case, are particularly vulnerable and are often subjected to financial, emotional, and physical abuse. It is my hope that today’s sentence sends a message to Mr. Domingue, victims of human trafficking, and those who seek to exploit others, that sexual exploitation will not be tolerated in our county.”
The DA’s Office reported that since actively working with the NSIB to catch human trafficking offenders, two cases, including Domingue’s, have been resolved.
Officials said that of the seven human trafficking cases presented to the DA’s Office for prosecution, two offenders have pleaded guilty and accepted state prison sentences, one has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing to state prison, three are pending in the court system, and one has an outstanding arrest warrant.