Man who forced girls into prostitution sentenced

August 18, 2015
Michael Anthony Andrade

Michael Anthony Andrade

A 34-year-old man who forced two teenage girls into prostitution in Fresno and San Luis Obispo received a federal prison sentence of more than 12.5 years.

Fresno resident Michael Anthony Andrade was one of two men who pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges in the case. Andrade’s co-defendant, Javier Solis, is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 24, according to a Justice Department news release.

Andrade and Solis forced a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl to work as prostitutes and use illegal drugs, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. SLO officers rescued the 15-year-old girl from a San Luis Obispo hotel and helped Fresno police and the FBI track down Solis and Andrade.

The 17-year-old girl escaped prostitution and spoke with Fresno police in Oct. 2013. Fresno police then told SLOPD that the 15-year-old was still at the motel.

Javier Solis

Javier Solis

Prior to being rescued, the 15-year-old was also forced to go to a tattoo parlor in Fresno and have the defendants’ nicknames tattooed on her shoulders.

Andrade and Solis were arrested in Fresno in Dec. 2013.

Following Andrade’s sentencing, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow issued a statement about the case.

“Collaboration, such as occurred here between federal, state and local agencies, is the key to stopping human trafficking,” Dow said. “We are pleased with the guilty pleas and the message that this tough sentence sends to anyone involved in sex trafficking of minors.”

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  1. demiseofslo says:

    They should be held in general population with the blacks, whites, and asians. Leave them on the prison yard, no PC. Let the prison population give them the justice they truly deserve. Either that or the electric chair would make great options.

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  2. 65buick says:

    Charming young men. Can we send them back?

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  3. Myself says:

    I’m sure their Mamas are real proud of them.
    We’re not.

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  4. Kaiser Bill says:

    Some, I assume, are good people.

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  5. SLOBIRD says:

    By the looks of them, they should fit well into the prison mold… Anyone know of these scums bags are nationals?

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  6. achillesheal says:

    Face tattoos is a pretty good indication of the likelihood of leading a life that will include time in prison.

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    • justbeware says:

      Now, now… no profiling!
      (Typed using sarcasm font)

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  7. Robert1 says:

    These two individuals are a waste of skin.

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    • kayaknut says:

      but the taxpayers will still be supporting them for a very long time.

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      • justbeware says:

        Not to mention any children they’ve been blessed with.

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