Eleven suspected prostitutes swept up in Temecula sting

TEMECULA — At the direction of recently elected Sheriff Chad Bianco, Temecula Sheriff Station’s Special Teams coordinated and conducted a prostitution sting that targeted men and women soliciting sexual favors in exchange for money in the city of Temecula, this week. The Tuesday, Nov. 26 vice operation resulted in eleven people being arrested for prostitution and other charges, according to […]

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Hemet woman charged with human trafficking

ONTARIO — A 27-year-old Hemet woman is in custody and a 15-year-old girl was rescued during a multi-county, multi-agency, human trafficking investigation Tuesday, Feb. 26. The suspect, Christina Lister, remains in custody and the rescued victim has been returned to the care and custody of the San Bernardino County Department of Family Services. Officials strongly believe the Hemet resident may […]

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Upcoming symposium to focus on human trafficking, sexploitation, other related issues

*Some names have been changed to protect the innocent victims of sex trafficking.   During the summer of 2004, 14-year-old, Sarah Meyers’ life was much like any other young girl’s. Her days were filled with thoughts of starting high school in the fall, her new-found interest in boys and what she would wear when the next year’s school session started. It was then, […]

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Opal Singleton and Million Kids – working to change the lives of human-trafficking victims worldwide

By Opal Singleton Opal Singleton is the President and CEO of Million Kids and Board Member and Director of Development for Rapha House International. Both organizations exist to combat human trafficking in the U.S and Internationally. Opal has trained tens of thousands of government officials, school administrators, social outreach organizations, civic leaders, faith-based organizations and prominent individuals about human trafficking, sextortion, […]

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RIVERSIDE: Multi-state sex-trafficking ring uncovers 20 victims, many juveniles

RIVERSIDE – Officials announced the arrest of an alleged pimp who has been charged with human-trafficking of a 16-year-old girl and advertising her services as a prostitute in multiple online publications. The man, identified as Lawrence Gunn Jr., 32, was arrested without incident Nov. 29, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant John Sawyer. The charge of child sex trafficking carries a […]

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