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Thursday May 26th, 2016 :: 05:42 p.m. PDT

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#LASD 3 Men Arrested in Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Sting Operation, La Mirada, Human Trafficking Bureau

In an effort to impact the demand side of Human Trafficking, The Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force conducted a sting operation on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in the City of La Mirada for those attempting to buy minors for the purpose of sex.

After ads were placed on websites, which commonly contain ads for sex workers, undercover deputies communicated via text and phone with potential buyers who attempted to purchase sex for money, making it clear that they were under 18.  After agreeing on a lewd act in exchange for money, the suspects responded to a meeting location.

Suspects Jorge Garcia, a 40 year-old male Hispanic, Matthew Brown, a 32 year-old male White, and Jamie Rodriguez, a 36 year-old male Hispanic, were arrested after arriving to meet the underage decoys.  Each defendant was subsequently charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with the felony charge of Arranging and Meeting with a Minor for Lewd BehaviorBail was set at $75,000 for each defendant. 

 

For additional information contact:

Sergeant Jeff Walker                                                                      323-526-5130

Lieutenant David Oliva                                                                   323-526-5136

 

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s Station.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the Website http://lacrimestoppers.org.  If you are the victim of Human Trafficking or know someone who is call this Hotline number 1-888-539-2373

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Human Trafficking Bureau houses the LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, the nation’s largest co-located human trafficking task force in the nation.  The Task Force is a collaboration of federal, state, county and local law enforcement, social service agency and non-government and community-based organizations investigating and serving the needs of commercially exploited adults and minors victimized for the purpose of sex and labor.  

The LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force brings together systems and disciplines to address the victim’s needs through a victim centered, trauma informed approach.  The task force employs a regionalized strategy that crosses jurisdictional boundaries to identify and rescue victims while aggressively pursuing traffickers and buyers.

LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force Partners:

Federal

United States Attorney’s Office

Homeland Security Investigations (ICE)

Federal Bureau of Investigation

United States Marshals Service

United States Department of Labor 

State

California Attorney General

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (State Parole)

California Employment Development Department

California Highway Patrol (June 1, 2016) 

County

LA County Sheriff’s Department

LA County District Attorney’s Office (DA & DA Investigator)

Department of Children and Family Services

LA County Probation Department

LA County Department of Public Health 

City

Los Angeles Police Department

Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department

Pomona Police Department 

Non-Government/Community Based Organizations

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

Saving Innocence

The Guardian Group (Hotel/Motel Outreach, Education and Signage)

Sheriff Clergy Council

Pet Prescriptions Therapy Dog Program

Demand Abolition Cease Network

Restoration Diversion Services

Virtuous Women Inc.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

International Institute of Los Angeles

 

Written by:

Lieutenant Kent Wegener

HUMAN TRAFFICKING BUREAU

4700 Ramona Boulevard, Monterey Park, 91754

323-526-5156

www.lasd.org

@LASDHTB

 

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