RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Pimping, Pandering, Maintaining a Brothel and Solicitation of Prostitution Arrest|
|Station Area:||Jurupa Valley|
|Written Date:||December 16, 2021||Time:||8:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||December 16, 2021||Time:||12:30 PM|
|Incident Location:||Limonite Ave and Collins St, Jurupa Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant R. Armendariz|
Members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) representing the city of Jurupa Valley have been conducting several sex trafficking investigations in the city of Jurupa Valley. On Wednesday, December 16, 2021, at 12:30 PM, the Jurupa Valley Stations Special Enforcement Team, with the assistance of the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT), served a search warrant at the 8000 block of Limonite Ave, Jurupa Valley, regarding a sex trafficking investigation.
During the search warrant service, Mitza Anariba, 49 of La Puente, was arrested for maintaining a brothel and solicitation of prostitution, and Martha Cedillo, 45 of Ontario, was arrested for solicitation prostitution and maintaining a brothel. Anariba and Cedillo were transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center. During this investigation, no victims of sex trafficking were identified.
To lure “Johns” or potential clients who are willing to pay to engage in sex acts. A “John” sting operation was established to deter prostitution and human trafficking acts at the location. This was done to cut the demand for commercial sex in the City of Jurupa Valley and the surrounding area. Several people were contacted, and David Carreon, 36 of Ontario, was arrested for solicitation of prostitution.
Prostitution is not a “victimless” crime. Those victimized by commercial sexual exploitation frequently have long histories of emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse or trauma in their backgrounds. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates 1 in 6 endangered runaways reported are likely victims of sex trafficking. Sex trafficking victims are often subjected not only to severe forms of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of their trafficker. Still, they are also frequently physically and sexually assaulted by those that solicit them for prostitution.
Anyone with further information about this incident or if you suspect human trafficking activity in your area, please contact the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s station. The Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team can be reached at 951-955-2600.
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|Mitza Anariba||Martha Cedillo||David Carreon|