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Sentencing set for Stars Cabaret pimp

Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The sentencing of Victor Moreno-Hernandez, right, was postponed until Sept. 25. Victor Moreno-Hernandez, 28, will be sentenced Thursday, Sept. 25, in Washington County Circuit Court for sexually abusing and prostituting a 13-year-old girl from the Beaverton exotic dance club Stars Cabaret.

Moreno-Hernandez was found guilty on Sept. 12 of the charges. His sentencing was set for Tuesday, Sept. 16, but was postponed because the victim didn’t have proper notice and could not attend.

Washington County Circuit Judge Thomas Kohl agreed to the delay.

Kohl characterized Stars as a “criminal enterprise,” based on testimony from Steven Toth, former manager of the club, who agreed to a plea deal and testified against Moreno-Hernandez in his trial. The victim, now 15, also testified against her former pimp.

Toth admitted to sexually abusing the girl, employing her as a stripper and having her perform sex acts for customers of the club. Toth and Moreno-Hernandez shared the money made by prostituting the victim. Toth will serve 15 years in prison. On Wednesday, Judge Kohl added a $150,000 fine to Toth’s sentence for profiting off the victim.

Moreno-Hernandez was arrested in December 2013. He showed anger and emotion in an outburst during his four-day jury trial, but was quieted by Judge Kohl.

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