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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  Sept. 10, 2015

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

     
        Jose Alba                    Martin Pierce                  Gerardo Giron                   James Coppage

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 four defendants convicted of solicitation of prostitution in San Bernardino County: 

Jose Alba, 29, of San Bernardino
Martin Pierce, 50, of Chino
Gerardo Giron, 35, of Pomona
James Coppage, 33, of Victorville

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

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“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


Video

To view our short documentary “Teenage $ex 4 $ale: Human Trafficking in San Bernardino County” follow the link: http://vimeo.com/76558702


Additional Links

Information regarding our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit: http://ow.ly/tRVKG


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


Contacts:
Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665

 

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