Each year, hundreds of thousands of children go missing in the United States, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Of those who go missing, it is impossible to know how many are trapped in the sex trafficking, the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking said. “There are hundreds of thousands, and potentially […]
If you have been reading Valley News or our sister paper, The Village News, you may have noticed an influx of articles on human trafficking, prostitution and a variety of other sex crimes. While it may seem unusual for a community paper to delve into such “hot button” issues, I believe it is necessary to […]
A Hemet man was arrested Wednesday, May 10, following an investigation involving allegations that he forced a 19-year-old woman to commit acts of prostitution across Southern California.
HEMET – A Hemet resident – who has been accused of human trafficking, pimping and other sex crimes – was arrested Wednesday, May 10, according to sheriff’s officials. The alleged sex crimes occurred in the areas of Hemet, San Bernardino, Pomona and Palm Springs. “The prostitution activities were advertised online or occurred on the streets […]
SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College announced a human trafficking presentation being offered Tuesday, May 9 at the Menifee Valley Campus, 28237 La Piedra Road, Room 927. Sponsored by the diversity committee, this presentation will cover some facts about various aspects of human trafficking and the complexities of being in the cycles of trafficking. The […]
HEMET – Hemet Police officers arrested a Los Angeles resident for human trafficking and other sex-related crimes Saturday, July 16. Officers arrested the man after they located him and a 15-year-old girl inside a vacant home in the 300 block of South Alessandro Street, in Hemet. Officers had gone to the residence after an alert citizen called […]
The trial continues of those accused of human trafficking ring in Banning. MORE.
Running away from home is a teenager classic—it sends a message, provides a method of retaliation, and most of all, worries parents. But while the idea of running away is often idealized with visions of red knapsacks and goodbye sticky notes, the facts are haunting. “One out of three children who run away will be […]
A major human sex trafficking operation has been exposed and the leader of the ring Eliberto Cruz Jacobo, a 44-year-old resident of Hemet, has been arrested and charged in the case.
Two men who put a 15-year-old runaway girl to work as a prostitute in Perris were each sentenced today to a year in jail and three years probation. Joseph Hundley, 20, of Norco and Michael Deangelo Jesus Zavala, 25, of Perris pleaded guilty last month to felony pimping. In exchange for their admissions, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office […]