IN San Bernardino County
Wednesday August 16, 2017____
Members of the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force began surveillance of a commercial medical
building in the 12500 block of 10th St in the City of Chino.
Investigators discovered that there were multiple victims posted on “Backpage.com”
advertising for prostitution at this location.
Investigators observed a high volume of males going to and from the
business. After further investigation, it was established that
investigators believed victims were being trafficked for the purpose of sex
inside the location.
Investigators obtained a
search warrant for the location, served the warrant and rescued two victims
inside the location. Two suspects that were believed to be at the
location to pay for sex were also detained, and later released pending further
investigation. The suspect, Luis Lopez, was also located inside and was
found to be acting as the pimp and was determined to be the primary suspect in
trafficking the victims.
Human Trafficker ARRESTED
Lopez was transported to West Valley Detention Center where he was booked in on charges of
felony pimping and pandering. Lopez is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The investigation is ongoing. Investigators
believe there are other unidentified victims related to this investigation and
urge anyone with information to contact the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force at (909)387-8400.
Anyone wishing to remain
anonymous may contact We-Tip at
1-888-78-CRIME or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com