DATE/TIME: July 26, 2018/3:00 pm
INCIDENT: Robbery, Pimping, Pandering, and Human Trafficking of an Adult
LOCATION: 200 Block of North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario
SUSPECT(S): Alan Rhodes, 36 year old resident of Pasadena
VICTIM(S): 1- Adult Female, 19 years old (Confidential)
SUMMARY: On July 19, 2018, the Ontario Police Department responded to the report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 200 block of Vineyard Avenue. Through investigation, officer’s determined human trafficking was involved and contacted the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force to assume the investigation. Investigators were able to locate evidence that suggest the suspect, Alan Rhodes, was involved in robbery, pimping, pandering, and human trafficking.
On July 25th, an arrest warrant was issued for Rhodes. The Ontario Police made contact with Rhodes at his residence in the City of Pasadena. Rhodes, who was found to be a known gang member was in possession of a firearm. Rhodes was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ontario Police department. As a result of this investigation, Rhodes was charged by the District Attorney for felony robbery, pimping, pandering, and human trafficking of an adult and is being held in lieu of $1,000,000.
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, San Bernardino Unified School District Police, California State Parole, Office of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This investigation is ongoing. Investigators believe there are other unidentified victims related to this case and are asking that anyone with information related to this investigation, please contact the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force at (909)387-8400. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
Refer: Corporal N. Lefler
Station: San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force
Phone No. (909) 387-8400
Case No. OPD #180401251
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department