Alleged 16-year-old pimp identified

July 31, 2015

justice 2A 16-year-old boy accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution faces human trafficking charges in adult court in San Luis Obispo.

Nikko Anaya, a resident of the Central Valley city of Manteca, was the primary suspect in a multi-county human trafficking investigation that culminated with arrests in San Luis Obispo. Under Proposition 21, which passed in 2000, prosecutors can try him as an adult.

The forced acts of prostitution allegedly occurred between July 23 and July 28. They took place in Santa Cruz, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

On Tuesday, San Luis Obispo police arrested Anaya and two 20-year-old Chico residents: Brianna Day Morales and Fabio Bettencourt Silveira. The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office since filed human trafficking charges against Anaya, Morales and Bettencourt, as well as 19-year-old Elijah Wolfson, also from Manteca.

Details have not been released about Wolfson’s role in the case. In addition to human trafficking charges, Anaya also faces a count of dissuading a witness by force or threat.

On Tuesday, San Luis Obispo police received a call from the Manteca Police Department stating the victim was being held in a hotel room in the 1800 block of Monterey Street. Officers responded to the hotel around 1:30 p.m. and found the girl alone and terrified.

She had arrived in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday and had been traveling with Anaya, according to SLOPD. The victim was reunited with her family after police rescued her.

Morales posted bail after her booking, and she is scheduled to be arraigned on August 12. The other three defendants are due in court for arraignment on Friday.


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9 Comments

  1. ml1999 says:

    It is possible she was watched 90% of the time, she was freaked out due to the guns and physical power of these men (the one guy looks like a hardened thug), she partied a little, but had no idea how to get out of this trap. I see no reason to question her.

    I just learned that 1500 foster girls in England were raped and pimped out over 6-7-8 years, and no one did anything to stop it! The girls were threatened in brutal ways, they were plied with booze and drugs, and the Muslim cab drivers then said if they ever spoke of it, they would be killed. When a few girls did confide in social workers, they could not believe these wild tales, and the abuse continued.

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  2. deebo says:

    Parenting FAIL

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  3. slophocles says:

    I think it’s hypocritical of us to ask our young people to be ambitious and earnest then turn around and arrest them just as they are making their first entrepreneurial efforts to get ahead in this very competitive society we so love and endear.

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  4. joseywales says:

    poor defenseless helpless 15 year old who was being held against her will in a hotel room alone and untethered but terrified…..

    you have to be a complete idiot to buy this b.s.

    thank god the police rescued this victim.

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