|For Immediate Release
May 8, 2014
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
10 MEN CONVICTED OF LOITERING AND/OR AGREEING TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted 10 men of loitering and/or agreeing to engage in prostitution. The men were convicted in April 2014. The defendants in these cases approached a woman, whom they believed to be a prostitute, in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County. They agreed to engage in commercial sex and/or loitered with intent to commit prostitution with a woman or an undercover officer and were subsequently arrested by law enforcement.
Garden Grove Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and Santa Ana Police Department investigated these cases. Deputy District Attorney Eric Eastman of the HEAT Unit and Deputy District Attorney Michael Bardeen prosecuted these cases.
The defendants below each pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count each of agreeing to engage in prostitution and/or
loitering with the intent to commit prostitution. The defendants were each sentenced up to three years informal probation, up to 90 days in jail with the possibility of CalTrans in lieu of jail, and must submit to AIDS testing and education.
· Felix Garcia Arreola, 53, Santa Ana
· Ronald Ace Arquion Bamer, 32, Garden Grove
· Jesus Manuel Blanco, 38, Garden Grove
· William Chrang, 25, Santa Ana
· Frank Randall Dicken, 46, La Habra