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DATE/TIME: August 14, 2018/12:00pm

INCIDENT: Solicitation for Prostitution

LOCATION: 12000 Block of Main St. Hesperia

SUSPECT(S): Eight male adult suspects, ranging in age from 21-51 years of age and all residents of San Bernardino County.

VICTIM(S):

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at about 12:00 pm, the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force, in a combined effort with deputies from the Hesperia Police Department, conducted an in-call motel “John” operation. The operation is part of an ongoing effort through heavy presence and enforcement, to suppress prostitution throughout the desert communities of San Bernardino County, by targeting purchasers (Johns). During the operation, undercover officers were deployed at a local motel to pose as prostitutes through on-line advertisements. As a result, 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 eight suspects were transported and booked at the High Desert Detention Center 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, San Bernardino Unified School District Police, California State Parole, Office of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Refer: Dep. D. McDermott

Station: San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force

Phone No. (909) 387-8400

Case No. 621800243

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department