Friday, March 24, 2017

Victorville Man Arrested for Pimping Prostitues

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com)- Acie Cole, 25, a resident of Victorville was arrested for multiple counts of pandering or better known as pimping.

On January 6, 2017, Investigators assigned to the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force concluded an investigation regarding the sexual exploitation of a female victim, with the arrest of Acie Cole, aka “Amoney”.

Investigators identified multiple female victims that were forced by Acie Cole, to work as prostitutes for him. Investigators learned the victims were forced to work in San Bernardino County and in the City of Pomona. Cole faces multiple counts of pandering.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating additional victims. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is urged to contact Deputy Vanessa Lopez or Investigator Jose Guzman at (909)890-4840. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the “We-Tip Hotline” at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or utilize the “We-Tip” website at www.wetip.com

The mission of the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force is to further the identification, investigation, and prosecution of individuals or criminal enterprises who are committing crimes related to human trafficking and to facilitate the identification, rescue and rehabilitation of victims associated with such activity. In recent years, it has been acknowledged that many of the perpetrators of sex trafficking violations are actually being forced into the lifestyle and are, in fact, victims. A paradigm shift has taken place, where along with traditional measures; law enforcement also provides victims with information, direction and resources to free themselves from the physical and psychological confinement associated with the sex trade.

(source: SBSD Headquarters news release)

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