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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 17, 2015

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

Steven Lindquist, 45, of Redlands
Joseph Diliberto, 52, of Ontario
Leonard Jimenez, 55, of San Bernardino
Pedro Diaz, 21, of San Bernardino
John Rush, 49, of Pomona
Pedro Lira, 44, of Chino
Larry Garcia, 65, of Chino Hills
Randhawa Parmjit, 60, of Corona

Click here to access the Stop-the-John Project photos.


All photos and information will automatically be removed after one year from the conviction date. 

Quick Facts
• Since the project started, there have been 107 solicitation-related convictions in San Bernardino County.
• There are currently 84 defendants charged with solicitation in various stages of the court process.

Quotes
“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
Click here to view our short documentary “Teenage $ex 4 $ale: Human Trafficking in San Bernardino County."

Additional Links

Click here to access information regarding our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit


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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San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office
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San Bernardino, CA 92415

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