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July 2015

7/30/2015

SLO Police Arrest Three Suspects in Human Traffick

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KCOY 12

July 29, 2015
SLO Police Arrest Three Suspects in Human Trafficking Case

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -

San Luis Obispo police arrested three individuals after receiving a call from the Manteca Police Department that a 15-year-old Manteca girl was being held against her will inside a hotel room in the 1800 block of Monterey Street.

Brianna Day Morales, 20, Fabio Bettencourt, 20, both from Chico, CA, and a 16-year-old male teen from Manteca were all arrested on Tuesday, and booked with multiple charges.

During the initial investigation, SLOPD officers were advised that the teen may have been the victim of human trafficking, and the suspects holding her were possibly armed.

Officers said that they in fact located the missing teen inside the hotel, alone and terrified. She was taken to the police department and given a health evaluation. She was reunited with her family.

Detectives believe that the victim was forced into acts of prostitution by the 16-year... [more]

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