A 27-year-old San Francisco man facing allegations of human trafficking of minors and rape pleaded not guilty today, according to a San Francisco District Attorney’s spokesman.
Jamar Geeter has been charged with 16 felony counts, including human trafficking involving a minor and rape, according to San Francisco District Attorney spokesman Max Szabo.
“These allegations are incredibly serious and highly disturbing,” San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said.
“Anyone found guilty of such egregious crimes should spend the rest of their life in prison,” Gascon said.
Geeter was chrarged with ten counts of rape by force, violence, or by threat of bodily injury of a person 14 years or older. He also faces two counts of human trafficking involving a minor, two counts of forcible oral copulation of a minor, one count of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, one count of criminal threats, as well as multiple enhancements for kidnapping and the commission of these offenses against a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old victim, according to Szabo.
Geeter, if found guilty, faces a potential life sentence.
The defendant was previously arrested in September 2009, along with two other suspects, in connection to a shooting in the city’s Bayview District.
In that incident, Geeter was riding in a Ford Thunderbird from which shots were allegedly fired at a group of people standing on the sidewalk, according to police.
While no one was struck by the bullets, police saw the suspect vehicle speeding away from the area and detained its four occupants, arresting three, including Geeter.
The defendant remains in custody in lieu of $3 million bail and is scheduled to return to court at the San Francisco Hall of Justice at 9 a.m. on Monday.
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News