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Press Release

Nov. 24, 2015

#StopTheJohn: DA releases names and photos of three 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 three defendants convicted of solicitation in San Bernardino County:

Fernando Paredes, 44, of Ontario
Eduardo Medina, 29, of Rancho Cucamonga
Darryl Young, 56, of Victorville

Click here to access and download the photos and more content at the Stop-the-John Project. All photos and information will automatically be removed after one year from the conviction date.

Quick Facts

  • In 2014, members of the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Joint Investigative Task Force made 221 arrests. The Task Force with the Sheriff’s Department consists of a senior District Attorney investigator and a Sheriff’s Deputy.
  • 57 defendants have had their photos posted since the inception of the #StopTheJohn project.

To view our short documentary "Teenage $ex 4 $ale: Human Trafficking in San Bernardino County" follow the link:

Additional Links

Click here for more information regarding our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit

Social Media

You can follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #StopTheJohn

Contact: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665 or via email at or via text at (909) 782-5559




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