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Pomona Police Department
Saturday August 31st, 2019 :: 01:59 p.m. PDT


Pomona Police Department Rescues 17 year old Human Trafficking Victim

The Pomona Police Department has continued its efforts actively conducting VICE operations along the East Holt Corridor, also commonly referred to as “The Blade.” 

On August 30th, 2019, Officers contacted a female loitering with the intent to commit prostitution.  Upon further investigation, officers discovered that the female was actually a 17 year old minor who had been the victim of Human Trafficking since the age of 15 years old.  An extensive interview was conducted and the appropriate resources were activated to assist her. 

The investigation is currently ongoing.  The Pomona Police Department takes a victim-centered approach in deterring human trafficking and prostitution in the City of Pomona.  These types of operations serve as an opportunity for victims of human trafficking to speak with law enforcement and community advocates in an effort to provide them with available resources and relocate them to safe locations.      

Anyone with information regarding human trafficking and/or prostitution is urged to contact the Pomona Police Department at (909) 620-2085.  If you prefer to remain anonymous, please contact LA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (877) or visit

Pomona Police Department
490 West Mission Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91766

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-620-2155

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