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Posted on: July 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Human Trafficking, Pimping and Pandering Arrest


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Jose Tijerina

File # R220190009


Loyd Turner

In January 2022, the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) conducted a human trafficking investigation that occurred in Riverside and Los Angeles County, Las Vegas and Seattle. During the investigation, RCAHT members learned Loyd Turner, 29 of Riverside, was involved in human trafficking.

On June 28, 2022, RCAHT with the assistance of the Special Enforcement Bureau served a search warrant at 3500 block of Lemon Street, Riverside. During the service of the search warrant, a stolen AK-47, magazines and ammunition was located inside the location. Turner was arrested and transported to the county jail for human trafficking, pimping, pandering, possession of an assault weapon and possession of stolen property.

Report Human Trafficking activity or tips to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at (888) 373-7888.

The Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force is asking anyone with additional information to contact RCAHT Task Force Deputy Mario Chavez at (951) 955-1700 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident # R220190009.

The Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force was formed in 2010 and the eastern Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force was formed in 2020. Both address crimes involving the exploitation of victims via force, fraud, or coercion. These cases often involve the commercial sex trafficking of children, as well as incidents of forced labor, indentured servitude, debt bondage, or slavery. The RCAHT Task Force is a multidisciplinary task force that combines the investigative resources of both local and federal law enforcement. The RCAHT Task Force also provides victim services and education/outreach through partnerships with the non-profit groups Operation SafeHouse, Rebirth Homes, Run 2 Rescue, and Million Kids. The law enforcement component of RCAHT is currently composed of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations, the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Riverside County Probation Department, along with part-time participation of the Hemet Police Department, Riverside Police Department, and Desert Hot Springs Police Department.

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