DATE/TIME: April 30, 2019 / 11:07 a.m.
INCIDENT: Human Trafficking of a Juvenile/ Production of Child Pornography
LOCATION: 6500 Block El Rey Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA
SUSPECT: Catherine Lynn Englebrick, 40-year-old resident of Twentynine Palms
VICTIM: Confidential Female Juvenile
In March of 2019, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station, received information from the Department of Children and Family Services, regarding possible sexual exploitation of a minor. During a lengthy investigation, including the Morongo Basin Station, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Crimes Against Children Detail, and the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force, detectives discovered during the month of August 2018, Catherine Englebrick took nude photographs of the victim. Englebrick also produced a pornographic video that included the victim. Engelbrick sold the photographs and video via social media applications. Englebrick also attempted to persuade the victim into having sex with an adult male in exchange for a cellular phone.
On Monday, April 30, 2019, a search warrant and arrest warrant were served at Englebrick’s residence. Englebrick was arrested and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail for human trafficking of a juvenile, and production of child pornography.
Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.
Refer: Detective B. Henry
Station: Morongo Basin
Phone No. (760) 366-4175
Case No. 201900167
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department