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Pomona Police Department
Saturday September 7th, 2019 :: 05:12 p.m. PDT


Pomona Police Department Rescues 17 year old Human Trafficking Victim

COMMUNITY:    Juvenile Human Trafficking Victim Rescued by Patrol Officers

DATE/TIME:    Saturday, September 07, 2019

LOCATION:     Holt Avenue Corridor, Pomona, CA 

CRIME:         Human Trafficking

VICTIM:         Withheld Due to Age

UNIT:         Pomona Police Department – Operations Division (Patrol)

On Saturday, September 07, 2109 Pomona Police Department – patrol officers were conducting extra patrol along the Holt Ave. Corridor. During the course of the patrol, officers encountered and rescued a 17 year old victim of human trafficking. The victim was interviewed and appropriate resources were activated to provide assistance to the victim. The victim was previously reported missing. She was released into the custody of Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

This investigation is ongoing. 

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

Patrol officers regularly conduct extra patrol in high crime areas 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 Pomona Police Department continues to pursue the identification and prosecution of human traffickers (pimps) who facilitate the prostitution activity along the Holt Corridor.

Anyone with information regarding human trafficking or the above articulated investigation 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: 

Corporal Dan Gomez

Pomona Police Department

Operations Division - Patrol

(909) 620-2156

Pomona Police Department
490 West Mission Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91766

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

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