Articles Tagged With ‘human trafficking’




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Two men convicted of pimping teen in Santa Maria

A Santa Barbara County jury convicted two men of pimping a 16-year-old girl whom they advertised on Craigslist as a 20-year-old. The victim had sex with customers, as well as with both of the defendants. Humberto Carranza, 24, met the... (Continue reading)

Firefighter testifies teen sex partner lied about her age

Former Cayucos firefighter Oscar Higueros Jr. took the stand in his own trial Thursday and testified he did not know a Los Osos teen was 17 years old while he was having a sexual relationship with her. The teen said... (Continue reading)

Firefighter said he killed his father, sex victim testifies

Former Cayucos firefighter Oscar Higueros, Jr. told a Los Osos teen-turned sex slave that he murdered his father and was not afraid to kill again, the human trafficking victim testified. The threat made the teen too scared to leave Higueros’... (Continue reading)

Former firefighter allegedly broke rape victim’s wrist

A former Cayucos firefighter had “hate rape” with a 17-year-old Los Osos girl and broke her wrist, the alleged victim testified Tuesday. [KSBY] Oscar Higueros Jr., 40, is standing trial for 33 charges, including several counts of forcible rape, against... (Continue reading)

Man who pimped Los Osos teen sentenced to decades

A 40-year-old man convicted of raping and pimping a Los Osos teen received a prison sentence of more than 60 years. [Tribune] Richard Scott Brooks met the then-17-year-old girl on Craigslist in July 2014. Brooks had sexual relations with her... (Continue reading)

Los Osos teen was raped, sodomized and pimped, jury rules

A San Luis Obispo jury found a 40-year-old San Francisco man guilty of 19 crimes related to the sexual abuse of a Los Osos teen he met on Craigslist. The convictions include rape, sodomy, pimping and oral copulation with a... (Continue reading)

Sex videos played at rape trial

Prosecutors played a video of a 40-year-old San Francisco man having sex with a Los Osos teen he allegedly met on Craigslist during a trial Monday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. The screen was positioned so that jurors could... (Continue reading)

Man who forced girls into prostitution sentenced

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... (Continue reading)

SLOPD report tells girl’s account of forced prostitution

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... (Continue reading)

Alleged 16-year-old pimp identified

A 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... (Continue reading)



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