EIGHT MEN CONVICTED OF LOITERING OR AGREEING TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION

 

For Immediate Release

February 14, 2014

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

 

 

EIGHT MEN CONVICTED OF LOITERING OR AGREEING TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION

 

SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted eight men of loitering and/or agreeing to engage in prostitution in January 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 or loitered with intent to commit prostitution to engage in 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 Michael Bardeen of the HEAT Unit prosecuted these cases.

 

The defendants below each pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count 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 15 days in jail with the possibility of CalTrans in lieu of jail, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and some were required to donate to the Victim/Witness Emergency fund.

 

·      Alejandro Guadalupe Avon, 21, Anaheim

·      Jorge Uriel Cabrera, 43, Orange

·      Bruno Garcia, 52, Anaheim

·      Kaveh Kiaie, 54, Tustin

·      Andrew An Nguyen, 22, Lakewood