DA files human trafficking charges

September 6, 2014
Richard Scott Brooks

Richard Scott Brooks

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed human trafficking charges against Richard Brooks for allegedly pimping out, raping and drugging a 17-year-old girl.

Brooks, 38, of San Francisco is charged with 16 counts including a charge of human trafficking. If convicted, Brooks faces life in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, Brooks willfully induced or persuaded the girl to engage in a commercial sex acts from July 25 through July 29.

On Tuesday evening, detectives arrested Brooks for the alleged rape, sodomy and oral copulation by force or fear of an underage girl. He was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on three felony counts. His bail is set at $1 million.

Oscar Higueros

Oscar Higueros

Last week, deputies arrested Oscar Higueros, Jr., 38, of Cayucos for three counts of rape of the same underage girl. The Cayucos firefighter’s bail is also set at $1 million.

San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies are asking anyone with information about this case or possible victims to call the sheriff’s office at (805) 781-4500.



  1. ml1999 says:

    Going from sex for money to forced sex is a bit tricky.

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  2. slophocles says:

    Who had the bright idea to traffic sex in Cayucos? Sneeze, and it takes about a day for word to get to the Tavern, and once it hits the Tavern you might as well paste it on the front page of the Cayucos newspaper, if Cayucos had a newspaper.

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  3. TaxMeAgain says:

    I hate to ask the obvious, but where where her parents and / or friends?

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    • slophocles says:

      I don’t know but I don’t think traffickers, as a practice, keep parents and friends abreast of their prisoners’ welfare and whereabouts.

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  4. Rich in MB says:

    How about we tatoo an American Flag their backs and send them over to Syria.

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    • SloTownMan says:

      He may get more attention in Syria if was a tattoo of a goat.

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