In Redlands 12 men + 1 male juvenile
Arrested for Solicitation for Prostitution
On-line advertisements are more often
used as a
means for the commercialized
San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force
SUSPECT(S): Twelve male
adult suspects and one juvenile male suspect, ranging in age from 17-63 years
old, and residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at about 10:00 am, the San Bernardino
County Human Trafficking Task Force, assisted
by Sheriff MET investigators, conducted an in-call hotel "John"
operation. The operation is part of an ongoing effort through heavy presence
and enforcement to suppress Human Trafficking/prostitution throughout the
communities of San Bernardino County, by targeting purchasers "John" During the
operation, undercover officers were deployed at a local hotel to pose as
prostitutes through on-line advertisements.
advertisements are more often used as a means for the commercialized
trafficking of underaged victims in the sex trade.
HUMAN Trafficking – the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one
country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or
sexual exploitation:"she is a victim of human trafficking"
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During the operation, the officers were contacted
and solicited for acts of prostitution by multiple male suspects. Upon their
arrival at the location, the suspects were taken into custody without incident
compliance with the statewide Emergency Bail Schedule, bail for most
misdemeanor and felony offenses must be set at $0. Because of this criterion,
all 13 suspects were issued citations for violation of PC 647(b)(2)- (Sex
Buyer) Solicitation for Prostitution and released from custody. This included
the juvenile, who was released into the custody of his parents.
The San Bernardino County
Human Trafficking Task Force is made up of investigators from the San
Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, San Bernardino County District
Attorney's Office, Redlands Police Department, Ontario Police Department,
California State Parole, Office of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of
involvement plays an integral part in the fight against Human Trafficking,
and law enforcement appreciates and encourages the assistance and information
provided by the public.
Anyone wishing to report activities or concerns related to Human Trafficking to the San
Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force can do so
directly by calling (909) 387-8400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at
1-888-78-CRIME, or you may leave the information on the WE-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com
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