Police are reminding the public of the crime of prostitution: “Prostitution is not a victimless crime.This criminal activity has evolved and often includes young women who are coerced to participate in prostitution often arranged online.
Recognizing that it is impossible to notify every citizen about a sex offender's presence in their community, this site will enable you to obtain information and take the necessary precautions.If you are a victim of human trafficking or suspect someone who is, please get help by calling the National Human Trafficking Resource Center toll free, 24/7 Hotline at (888) 373-7888 or text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE).Human trafficking is a situation in which an individual is compelled to work or engage in commercial sex through the use of force, fraud or coercion.The men showed up at an undisclosed location in Escondido where they were arrested."They in fact, do come from all walks off life, people who have been arrested, gang members, people who have never been arrested, " said Lt. The following men were arrested in the July 25th operation: -- Todd Calesa, 37, of Escondido-- Salvador Vera-Romero, 63, of Valley Center-- Felipe Ronquillo, 39, of Vista-- Cibu Panicker, 38, of Fallbrook-- Alexis Olozagaste, 22, of Vista Panicker is a family medicine doctor at the Vista Community Clinic in Oceanside.All reports are confidential and you may remain anonymous. Learn more about the Hotline's approach and policies regarding reporting trafficking situations to law enforcement.
Report missing children or child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or through their Cybertipline.
RELATED: Police said of Rostami’s arrest: “This man went to an agreed location where he was contacted and arrested by law enforcement officers for the violation of California Penal Code 266i(a)(1) – Pandering procuring another person for the purposes of prostitution.” Photos of the men arrested in the operation were released to the public by Escondido police.
Escondido police worked with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force and the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force in the operation.
If the individual is under the age of 18 and engaging in commercial sex they are experiencing regardless if force, fraud, or coercion is also taking place.
If you believe you may have information about a trafficking situation: Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888: Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking.
The International Justice Mission (IJM) said in a press statement that all 5 children were treated for trauma through the help of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).