PALM DESERT, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A Victorville woman was one of nine people arrested for prostitution during a sex trafficking demand reduction operation in the City of Palm Desert, officials said.
It happened on Thursday, December 12, 2019, in the 74-800 block of Country Club Drive in Palm Desert.
Sheriff’s officials said they chose a popular resort hotel and deployed decoy advertisements on websites commonly used for the solicitation of prostitution online.
“These same task force members then responded to prospective customers replying to these prostitution advertisements. After brokering an agreement for paid sex acts, these “Johns” were then arrested upon their arrival at the hotel,” stated a Riverside County Sheriff’s news release.
Officials said other task force officers negotiated agreed upon acts of prostitution based on other escort advertisements that were posted in the area. “In these instances, females who responded to the undercover officers were directed to the resort, whereupon they too were arrested,” stated the release.
As a result of the enforcement effort, a total of nine people, consisting of five men and four women, were arrested on misdemeanor prostitution charges:
Andrea Hill, 33, a resident of Cathedral City.
Ajdin Bajramovic, 21, a resident of Bermuda Dunes.
Somara Thomas, 23, a resident of Victorville.
Luis Hernandez, 34, a resident of Palm Desert.
Abraham Trujillo, 31, a resident of Palm Desert.
Amy Gunning, 54, a resident of Palm Springs.
Jeremy Villegas, 38, a resident of Pearblossom.
Mariah Romero, 25, a resident of Desert Hot Springs.
Jacky Abichat, 45, a resident of Culver City.
All subjects arrested were booked and released from the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. The females arrested through these efforts were provided with access to resources that can assist them in escaping from a life of sex trafficking.
All News6 days ago
Driver killed in crash with RV on Ranchero Road ID’d as 21-year-old from Hesperia
Adelanto News5 days ago
US Highway 395 in Adelanto closed due to homicide investigation
Adelanto News3 days ago
Former Adelanto Mayor Pro Tem Found Guilty of Accepting $10,000 Cash Bribe and Attempted Arson of His Own Restaurant￼
All News7 days ago
Hesperia fatal hit-and-run suspect located and arrested in Stanton, CA
Adelanto News7 days ago
Biker killed in single-vehicle crash on State Route 18 in Adelanto on Father’s Day
All News4 days ago
Worker killed by excavator at Green Tree bridge project in Victorville
Adelanto News5 days ago
Department of Justice investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Adelanto
All News5 days ago
UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed after crashing with a car on Del Gado Road in Victorville