A San Francisco man accused of 16 counts of “egregious crimes” related to human trafficking involving a minor and rape pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Jamar Geeter, 27, faces 10 counts of rape by force of a minor 14 years or older, 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, along with multiple enhancements for kidnapping and commission of these acts against multiple victims, a 14 and 16 year old, district attorney spokesman Max Szabo said.
If convicted of these charges, Geeter faces life in prison. District Attorney George Gascon said if the defendant is guilty, the punishment fits the crime.
“These allegations are incredibly serious and highly disturbing,” he said. “Anyone found guilty of such egregious crimes should spend the rest of their life in prison.”
This is not the first time Geeter has faced similar charges. In August 2013, he was charged with the brutal pimping of a 16-year-old girl in San Mateo County, prosecutors said.
According to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe at the time, Geeter was alleged to have choked, beaten and threatened the girl into prostitution at the Broadmoor Hotel in Broadmoor. However, about a month later, a San Mateo County judge threw out the case saying the victim in the crime lacked credibility and Geeter was released.
He is now alleged to have committed a similar crime in San Francisco last year against two young victims.
Geeter was arrested on the most current charges Wednesday.
He was arraigned Thursday and pleaded not guilty to the charges, Szabo said. He remains in custody on $3 million bail. He is scheduled to return to court Monday at 9 a.m.