FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
STOP-THE-JOHN PROJECT: DA Releases Names and Photos of Five Defendants Convicted of Solicitation in San Bernardino County
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – In an effort to reduce the demand for victims of human trafficking, the District Attorney’s Office released the names and photographs of the following five defendants convicted of solicitation in San Bernardino County:
Jesus Emanuel Martin, 26, of Ontario
Leonel Yanez, 47, of Fontana
Richard Curtis, 34, of Upland
Jeffrey Watson, 49, of Alta Loma
Roberto Calero, 21, of Fontana
Click here to access the Stop-the-John Project.
All photos and information will automatically be removed after one year from the conviction date.
There are currently 83 defendants charged with solicitation in various stages of the court process.
20 defendants have had their photos posted since the inception of the Stop-The-John project.
“Our message is simple, and one that should be very clear by now. If you are convicted of purchasing another human being for sex in this county, we are going to share your name and photo with the world.”
- District Attorney Mike Ramos
To view our short documentary “Teenage $ex 4 $ale: Human Trafficking in San Bernardino County” follow the link: http://vimeo.com/76558702
Information regarding our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit: http://ow.ly/tRVKG
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