ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
 
 

Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff 
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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

October 4, 2016

SEVEN MEN CONVICTED OF LOITERING WITH INTENT TO COMMIT PROSTITUTION OR AGREEING TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION

*Conviction details of sex purchasers are featured on the OCDA website

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted seven men in September 2016 of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution or agreeing to engage in prostitution. The defendants in these cases approached a woman whom they believed to be a prostitute, or loitered in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County. Each of the defendants below agreed to engage, or loitered with the intent to engage, in commercial sex with a woman and were subsequently arrested by law enforcement.

Defendant

Conviction

Sentence

Luis Arellano, 42, Pasadena

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of lewd conduct in public and one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Robert Ernest Contreras, 25, Whittier

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

 

Alain Ricardo Terrazas Guerrero, 39, Claremont

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

 

Milton Enrique Hernandez, 24, Irvine

 

 

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution and one misdemeanor count of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution

80 hours of community service, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

L Martin Mario Roman, 26, Lake Forest

 

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

 

80 hours of community service, two years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education

Carlos Martin Salcedo, 29, Norwalk

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, must submit a DNA sample, and must donate $150 to the Victim Witness Emergency Fund

George Vincent Vargas, 38, Laguna Hills

Found guilty by a jury of one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

20 days in Orange County Jail, three years informal probation, and must submit to AIDS testing and education

 

The OCDA posts the booking photos, when available, and conviction details of defendants on the sex purchasers section of the OCDA’s website, and can be found at: http://orangecountyda.org/media/sexpurchasers.asp.

The Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD), Garden Grove Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), and Santa Ana Police Department(SAPD) investigated these cases, as well as the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). Members of the OCHTTF and the OCDA work proactively to protect women and minors from falling victim to commercial sexual exploitation. OCHTTF is a partnership between the Anaheim Police Department, California Highway Patrol, CMPD, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Huntington Beach Police Department, Irvine Police Department, OCDA, OCSD, SAPD, and community and non-profit partners.

Deputy District Attorney Jim Bilek and Deputy District AttorneyLaila Nikaien of the HEAT Unit prosecuted these cases.


 



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