For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
SEVEN MEN CONVICTED OF LOITERING OR AGREEING TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted six men of loitering or agreeing to engage in prostitution in December 2013 and one man in November 2013. 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.
Buena Park 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 either one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution 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.
· Jose Martin Albarran, 27, Hollywood
· Daniel Granado, 33, Buena Park
· Rodney George Larson, 56, Huntington Beach
· Isaac Rudy Ojeda, 20, Santa Ana
· Pascual Garcia Perez, 30, Santa Ana