[LASD] – Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force has been hard at work since inception. It is continuing its efforts to protect children and young adults from predators lurking on various social media sites and the Internet.
The Task Force has conducted several covert operations during this past week throughout Los Angeles County targeting sex traffickers, intent and focused on luring young victims into the commercial sex industry.
Arrests this past week by task force detectives included:
Dorian Foster male Black 27 years-old and resident of Los Angeles
Brandon Monroe male Black 20 years-old and resident of Long Beach
David Mortley male Black 30 years-old and resident of Gardena.
Each defendant was subsequently charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with the felony charge of Pandering. Bail was set at $50,000 for each defendant.
Young adults and children are reminded that social media and Internet sites contain exploiters engaged in illicit and dangerous activities, and are popular among predators recruiting for commercial sex workers. Parents are reminded to be especially vigilant in monitoring their children’s social media practices.
Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s Station. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the Website http://lacrimestoppers.org. If you are the victim of
Human Trafficking or know someone who is, call this Hotline number 1-888-539-2373.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Human Trafficking Bureau houses the LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, the nation’s largest co-located human trafficking task force in the nation. The Task Force is a collaboration of federal, state, county and local law enforcement, social service agency and non-government and community-based organizations investigating and serving the needs of commercially exploited adults and minors victimized for the purpose of sex and labor.
The LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force brings together systems and disciplines to address the victim’s needs through a victim centered, trauma informed approach. The task force employs a regionalized strategy that crosses jurisdictional boundaries to identify and rescue victims while aggressively pursuing traffickers and buyers.
LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force Partners:
United States Attorney’s Office
Homeland Security Investigations (ICE)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Marshals Service
United States Department of Labor
California Attorney General
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (State Parole)
California Employment Development Department
California Highway Patrol (June 1, 2016)
LA County Sheriff’s Department
LA County District Attorney’s Office (DA & DA Investigator)
Department of Children and Family Services
LA County Probation Department
LA County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles Police Department
Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department
Pomona Police Department
Non-Government/Community Based Organizations
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
The Guardian Group (Hotel/Motel Outreach, Education and Signage)
Sheriff Clergy Council
Pet Prescriptions Therapy Dog Program
Demand Abolition Cease Network
Restoration Diversion Services
Virtuous Women Inc.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
International Institute of Los Angeles