Subject arrested for human trafficking out of a medical building in Chino

DATE/TIME: August 17, 2017

INCIDENT: Human Trafficking in Commercial Brothel

LOCATION: Chino, San Bernardino County

VICTIMS: Confidential 

SUSPECT: Luis Flores Lopez, 39 years old, resident of Los Angeles

SUMMARY:

On August 16, 2017 members of the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force began surveillance of a commercial medical building in the 12500 block of 10th St in the City of Chino. Investigators discovered that there were multiple victims posted on “Backpage.com” advertising for prostitution at this location. 

Investigators observed a high volume of males going to and from the business. After further investigation, it was established that investigators believed victims were being trafficked for the purpose of sex inside the location. Investigators obtained a search warrant for the location, served the warrant and rescued two victims inside the location. Two suspects that were believed to be at the location to pay for sex were also detained, and later released pending further investigation. The suspect, Luis Lopez, was also located inside and was found to be acting as the pimp and was determined to be the primary suspect in trafficking the victims.  

Lopez was transported to West Valley Detention Center where he was booked in on charges of felony pimping and pandering. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. 

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators believe there are other unidentified victims related to this investigation and urge anyone with information to 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 http://www.wetip.com.

Refer: Detective Nick Lefler / Deputy G. Deloria     

Station: Human Trafficking Task Force

Phone No. (909)387-8400

Case No. 621700304