Stephen Putnam

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 ...

Prosecution rests, defense revs up in Putnam & Thongsy case

As the trial of Stephen Putnam and Syla Thongsy moved into its third week, both the prosecution and defense tried to answer the question of whether the Roseville couple controlled ...

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 ...