Sexual Exploitation Arrest
Task Force Investigators
San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force
Investigators, were contacted by SBCS-Victorville Station Detectives Sunday,
June 6, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. noon, regarding an ongoing investigation of alleged
kidnapping and possible human trafficking. The Detectives indicated they had
contacted and arrested the possible suspect, later identified as Trayvon
Ashley, for several outstanding arrests warrants, including a felony no-bail
warrant issued by the state of Texas.
Due to the complexity of the case, the detectives
asked if the SBHTTF Investigators would respond and assist with the
investigation into the allegations of human trafficking. The Task
Force Investigators were told the possible juvenile victim had been contacted
and was to meet with investigators at the Victorville Sheriff Station. Upon her
arrival, SBHT Task Force Investigators were able to interview her about
the human trafficking allegations.
During the interview, Task Force Investigators learned the victim was
actively being sexually exploited and forced to work as a prostitute.
Investigators continued to interview the victim but were unable to establish
who the victim's trafficker(s) were at that time. Investigators then
interviewed Trayvon Ashley, who indicated he was familiar with the victim but
denied any knowledge of her being forced to work as a prostitute.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Investigators provided the victim
with access to medical care, resources, and assistance in getting her safely
returned to her family.
The suspect, 23-year-old Trayvon Ashley a resident of Victorville,
California, was transported and booked at High Desert Detention Center for his
While Ashley remains in custody, Task Force Investigators continued the
investigation into the human trafficking of the juvenile victim.
Through several means of investigation, investigators discovered
evidence indicating Ashley's knowledge and relationship with the juvenile
victim was more than expressed during the initial interview and supported his
direct involvement in the human trafficking of the juvenile victim. Investigators
also identified a second, adult victim, believed to be trafficked by Ashley.
Thursday, June 24, 2021, Task Force investigators presented their
investigation to the San Bernardino District Attorney office and added
the felony violations of Pimping, Pandering and Human Trafficking of both
juvenile and adult victims to Ashly's current custody status.
Ashly remains in custody at the West Valley Detention Center and is
being held in lieu of $500,000 as well as the original no-bail
The San Bernardino County Human
Trafficking Task Force is made up of investigators from the San Bernardino
San Bernardino County District
Attorney Office, Redlands Police Department,
San Bernardino City Unified
School Police Department, Office of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of
This investigation is ongoing, and investigators believe there are other
unidentified victims related to this case. They are asking that anyone with
information related to this investigation, please 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
Refer: Dep. D.
McDermott/Det. E. Green
San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Forc
Case No. 622100104
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408