Juvenile Human Trafficking Victim Rescued by Major Crimes Task Force

Juvenile Human Trafficking Victim Rescued by Major Crimes Task Force

Dear Michael armijo,

DATE:                     Saturday, October 27, 2018

LOCATION:             Holt Avenue Corridor, Pomona, CA

CRIME:                    Human Trafficking

VICTIM:                   Withheld Due to Age

UNIT:                        Pomona Police Department – Major Crimes Task Force

NARRATIVE:

On Saturday, October 27, 2018 the Pomona Police Department – Major Crimes Task Force conducted vice related suppression patrols in the area known as the Holt Corridor. During the course of the patrol, officers encountered and rescued a 16 year old victim of Human Trafficking. The victim was interviewed and appropriate resources were activated to provide assistance to the victim.

This investigation is ongoing.

The Pomona Police Department takes a zero tolerance approach to human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The patrol was conducted in response to numerous complaints received from residents and local business owners. The Pomona Police Department is taking a proactive approach to improving the quality of life by addressing and deterring human trafficking and prostitution activities along the Holt Ave corridor. The goal of the operation was to target prostitution related crimes and focus attention on the entire Holt Corridor with a priority placed on recovering juveniles, arresting prostitutes and arresting johns. The Pomona Police Department continues to pursue the identification and prosecution of human traffickers (pimps) who facilitate the prostitution activity along the Holt Corridor.

Anyone with information regarding Human Trafficking or the above articulated investigations is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909 -620-2085. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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