Stephanie Macumber

Putnam and Thongsy found guilty of pimping teenagers

Stephen Putnam and Syla Thongsy walked into a Roseville courtroom Thursday afternoon free on bond, but exited in chains after a jury found both guilty of pimping and pandering teen ...

Voices rise as jury hears closing statements in Roseville teen pimping case

The strongest statements yet sounded through a Placer County courtroom Monday afternoon as jurors heard the final arguments for why they should or shouldn’t convict a Rosevil ...

Testimony in Putnam and Thongsy case shows websites connecting Roseville to prostitution

A jury is still hearing evidence to decide if Roseville’s Stephen Putnam and Syla Thongsy pressured two teenage girls to sell themselves on the streets of Sacramento, and the ...

Jury hears tale of ‘fear’ from second alleged victim in teen pimping case

Last Wednesday, jurors heard one alleged victim in a felony pimping and pandering case tell them that she was not controlled, nor coerced, into selling herself on behalf of Rosevil ...

Alleged victim testifies in Putnam and Thongsy trial

When the trial began for two people who allegedly pimped teenage girls in Roseville, Placer County Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Macumber warned the jury it would hear more ab ...

Trial begins for couple accused of ‘pimping’ teens in Roseville

After two and a half years of legal maneuvering, a trial began Tuesday morning for Stephen Putnam and Syla Thongsy — both facing felony charges of pimping and pandering teena ...

Case of Roseville tattoo artist accused of sex crimes declared mistrial

AUBURN – The case against a Roseville tattoo artist accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with his clients was declared a mistrial Friday afternoon after three days of deliber ...

Roseville man sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for rape

A Roseville man who kidnapped and raped a 24-year-old woman is starting a prison sentence. Judge Marc Curry sentenced Justin Lee Mitchell, 30, to 25 years to life for stalking, ta ...

Victim's mother accepts apology from defendant

Patricia Shapton opened up the purse she was clutching on her lap and halfway pulled out a worn and slightly torn funeral announcement for her 20-year-old son, Stewart. Dressed i ...

Moon sentenced to four years in jail

---------- Editor's note: For reaction from family members, read "Victim's mother accepts apology from defendant." ---------- ROSEVILLE - A judge sentenced William “Billy” Mo ...