SLOPD report tells girl’s account of forced prostitution
August 3, 2015
A 15-year-old Manteca girl, who recently spent five days working as a prostitute in San Luis Obispo County, was forced into prostitution by her boyfriend. [Tribune]
The victim said she met 16-year-old Nikko Xavier Anaya on Instagram about four months ago, according to San Luis Obispo Police Department reports. Anaya, also a Manteca resident, invited her to go to dinner with him in Santa Cruz on July 23.
In Santa Cruz, the couple met Brianna Day Morales, 20, and Elijah Joel Wolfson, 19. Anaya paid for their dinner, and the group checked into a motel.
At the motel, Anaya told the girl that she owed him because he paid for dinner. Anaya said a man would soon knock on the door, and the girl would have sex with him for $180.
The victim had sex with the man and said she did so because Anaya supported her. But, she began to freak out afterward, and Anaya gave her cocaine to calm down.
On July 24, the girl traveled with Anaya, Morales and Wolfson to San Luis Obispo County. The victim was driven to several homes to have sex with men.
One night in SLO County, she was forced to have have sex with nine men, the girl said.
Anaya and 20-year-old Fabio Bettencourt Silveira, who joined the group in SLO County, split the money. They never paid the victim.
Anaya had created an advertisement on a website featuring photos of the girl in underwear and describing her as a 19-year-old “petite filipina.”
Anaya, Silveira, Morales and Wolfson are all charged with human trafficking in San Luis Obispo. Sometimes the victim saw them carrying guns, she said.
On July 28, the girl managed to call her father while at a hotel on Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo. The defendants had left the hotel to get food at the time.
The girl’s father called Manteca police, and they called SLOPD. San Luis Obispo officers then rescued the victim.
Anaya and Silveira appeared in court on Friday, but their hearings were postponed.
Anaya is being charged as an adult, but he is being held in the county juvenile services center. In court, he was separated from the adult defendants.
Wolfson was arrested on a warrant in San Joaquin County, but he will be arraigned in San Luis Obispo. Morales is due to appear in court on Aug. 12.
Silveira, a Chico resident, also has a case pending in SLO County in which he is charged with bringing drugs, alcohol or paraphernalia to the county jail. He also faces charges of false representation to a peace officer, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and possession of marijuana.