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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]


humantraffickingtaskforce[LASD] – Juan Rodriguez, male Hispanic 50 years-old, drove from Palmdale to Cudahy expecting to meet a 17 year-old girl he had met and solicited on the internet.  What he met was an undercover sheriff’s detective, followed shortly by an arrest team who detained him for Arranging a Meeting with a Minor for a Lewd Purpose, a felony charge.  Rodriguez was booked and subsequently bailed out after a court date was scheduled.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD)  and their task force partners, deployed female decoys on a boulevard in South El Monte.  By the end of the night, 16 adult males and a juvenile male had been arrested for soliciting various sex acts from undercover members of the Human Trafficking Task Force.

Operations such as these are ongoing enforcement methods for the Task Force, in an effort to impact the DEMAND side of Human Trafficking, utilizing a regionalized approach.

In August, detectives arrested Marion John Dixon, male Black 19 years-old, of Los Angeles, and Dimitri Levant Jordan, male Black 25 years-old, also from Los Angeles, in separate investigations, after they each recruited undercover detectives on a social media site to become commercial sex workers.  They were arrested after attempting to meet the victims at a local business in the city of Compton, and booked for trafficking related charges, with a $150,000 bail.

On Tuesday, the District Attorney’s Office filed felony pimping, pandering, and grand theft charges against Amran Lamar Stovall, male Black 48 years-old, of Los Angeles.  Stovall was arrested after he lured an adult female from her home in North Carolina to Los Angeles where she began working for him as a commercial sex worker.  She endured physical and sexual assaults at his hands and at the hands of sex buyers.

During the investigation, additional victims were also identified who had been recruited on the web by Stovall.  He was also identified as having previously solicited an undercover LASD Detective, over a social media website, to work for him as a commercial sex worker.  Stovall’s bail was set at $125,000.

Whether on the streets or in the cyber-world, detectives investigate cases of exploitation and trafficking to identify the buyers as well as those who exploit the trafficking victims for money.

Traffickers typically target the most vulnerable members of our community and it is the goal of the task force to protect our communities while targeting those who exploit them.

For additional information contact:

Sergeant Jeffrey Walker                                             323-526-5130

Lieutenant Kent A. Wegener                                       323-526-5159

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), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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:

Federal

United States Attorney’s Office

Homeland Security Investigations (ICE)

Federal Bureau of Investigation

United States Marshals Service

United States Department of Labor 

State

California Attorney General

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (State Parole)

California Employment Development Department

California Highway Patrol (June 1, 2016) 

County

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 

City

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

Saving Innocence

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

 

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5 Comments

  1. They need to film how to catch a predator Scv style

  2. Saulina says:

    I also tried to report the two women still working and I was laughed at and pushed to ultimate frustration by the Lennox station who just said they could do nothing about the two girls. Please help stop women predators from manipulating the law when it’s convenient for them. The websites keep rolling and the girls keep playing the cops because she was deaf how could they tell she was lying they couldn’t

  3. Saulina says:

    I have proof if anyone cares because my kids do

  4. Saulina says:

    Many women are victims but many more are not. These women all know what they are doing whether deaf crippled terrible up bringing is no excuse to feel sorry for women who love sex and realize how much power they have in selling it. Women know we love money nice looking men and nice things These two are no differe maybe the police need to stop and see your training can not prepare you for every last situation they come across and often times women are manipulating them just like the manipulation they are used to doing everyday with Johns.Xenia saw Munoz as she see the other Latino men she solicited as a easy target

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
State and Federal Disaster Assistance Programs are now available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for eligible homeowners, renters and business owners in Los Angeles County who suffered damages or losses due to the December 2017 Creek, Rye and Skirball wildfires.
Monday, Jan 22, 2018
The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve will be open March 1 through May 13 (Mother’s Day) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
Monday, Jan 22, 2018
The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve’s two-day volunteer training for the 2018 spring wildflower season will be held on February 3 and February 10, both Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, Jan 22, 2018
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck abruptly announced his retirement on Friday, capping off an eight-year stint leading one of the largest metropolitan police forces in America.
Friday, Jan 19, 2018
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that influenza activity has declined over the last two weeks; however, activity is still widespread and higher than peak levels observed during recent seasons.

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The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its Business Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 24, College of the Canyons, Canyon Country Campus, located at 17200 Sierra Highway ~ Canyon Country, 91351.
Jan. 24: Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Business Meeting
State and Federal Disaster Assistance Programs are now available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for eligible homeowners, renters and business owners in Los Angeles County who suffered damages or losses due to the December 2017 Creek, Rye and Skirball wildfires.
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Starting on Monday, Jan. 29, the city of Santa Clarita will begin work on a federally-funded project which includes the installation of a pre-fabricated steel truss pedestrian bridge over Sierra Highway north of Golden Valley Road, traffic circulation improvements, and trail connections.
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A suspected carjacker from Santa Clarita caused a wrong way crash on the 210 freeway Monday, killing one person and injuring several others.
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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will swing into the Santa Clarita Valley for a special one-night-only event to be held at West Ranch High School on Monday, Mar. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
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Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library will hold Antique Appraisal Day on Feb. 10, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library Community Room.
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The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley has named Canyon High School sophomore Lluvia Partida the 2018 Youth of the Year.
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The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve will be open March 1 through May 13 (Mother’s Day) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
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The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve’s two-day volunteer training for the 2018 spring wildflower season will be held on February 3 and February 10, both Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Feb. 3, Feb. 10: Poppy Reserve Volunteer Training for 2018 Wildflower Season
The 2017 Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey again ranked Santa Clarita among the best cities for doing business in Southern California.
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