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Pomona Police Department
Tuesday July 9th, 2019 :: 04:55 a.m. PDT

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Pomona Police Rescue Juvenile From Human Trafficking

COMMUNITY:        POMONA POLICE RESCUE TEEN FROM 
                                               HUMAN TRAFFICKING
 
DATE/TIME:           Tuesday, July 9, 2019  

LOCATION:            Holt Avenue Corridor, Pomona, CA

CRIME:                    Human Trafficking

VICTIM:                   Withheld Due to Age

UNIT:                       Pomona Police Department – Patrol Division

NARRATIVE:
On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Pomona Police Department Patrol Officers were conducting extra patrol in the area known as the Holt Corridor. During the course of the patrol, officers encountered and rescued a 16 year old victim of Human Trafficking. The victim was interviewed and appropriate resources were activated to provide assistance to the victim.

This investigation is ongoing.

The Pomona Police Department takes a zero tolerance approach to human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The patrol was conducted in response to numerous complaints received from residents and local business owners. The Pomona Police Department is taking a proactive approach to improving the quality of life by addressing and deterring human trafficking and prostitution activities along the Holt Ave Corridor. The goal of the operation was to target prostitution related crimes and focus attention on the entire Holt Corridor with a priority placed on recovering juveniles, arresting prostitutes and arresting johns. The Pomona Police Department continues to pursue the identification and prosecution of human traffickers (pimps) who facilitate the prostitution activity along the Holt Corridor.

The Pomona Police Department takes a proactive approach to combating human trafficking.  Anyone with information regarding Human Trafficking or the above articulated investigations is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909 -620-2085. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Written by:

Sergeant Rick Aguiar
Pomona Police Department
 (909) 620-2156
 

Address/Location
Pomona Police Department
490 West Mission Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91766

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Non-emergencies: 909-620-2155

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