DA files human trafficking charges
September 6, 2014
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.
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.