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Friday December 21st, 2018 :: 06:22 p.m. PST


Seven men arrested during on-line solicitation for prostitution operation in Redlands

DATE/TIME: December 20, 2018/10:00 am
INCIDENT: Solicitation for Prostitution 
LOCATION: 1000 Block of Colton Ave. Redlands
SUSPECT(S): Seven male adults, ranging in age from 32-72 years of age, all residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties 
On Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 10:00 am, the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force, in a combined effort with officers from the City of Redlands Police Department,  conducted an in-call hotel "John" operation. The operation is part of an ongoing effort through heavy presence and enforcement, to suppress Human Trafficking/prostitution throughout the valley communities of San Bernardino County, by targeting purchasers "Johns".
During the operation, undercover officers were deployed at a local hotel to pose as prostitutes through on-line advertisements. On-line advertisements are more often used as a means for the commercialized trafficking of underaged victims in the sex trade. During the operation, the officers were contacted and solicited for acts of prostitution by several male suspects. Upon their arrival at the location, the suspects were taken into custody. After being interviewed and processed, all seven suspects were transported and booked at Central and West Valley Detention Centers, for violation of PC 647(b)(2)- (Sex Buyer) Solicitation for Prostitution.
The San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force is made up of investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office, San Bernardino Police Department, Ontario Police Department, California State Parole, Office of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  
Refer:             Dep. D. McDermott/Sr. Inv. C. Miller
Station:          San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force
Phone No.     (909) 387-8400
Case No.       621800396
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department              

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