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Multi-Agency Effort Focuses On Trafficking

Several arrests were made during the past week as part of a multi-agency effort against human trafficking in the area.

Patterson deputies hosted Operation Rebuild and Reclaim for Stanislaus County. Riverbank, Waterford and Custodial Deputies/Detectives worked cooperatively on the Human Trafficking Operation, with assistance from State Parole, Stanislaus County Probation, the Turlock Police Department and the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office. The operation was conducted at three different locations over three days in Stanislaus County. There were 33 subjects contacted and arrested. This was due to the use of various websites commonly used for the purposes of prostitution, authorities said. Follow-ups are being conducted on several subjects, they added. Names of the suspects are spelled as provided.

The following subjects were arrested and charged with 647 (b) PC which is a penal code for prostitution and solicitation: Gerald McCoy, Jasmine Giles, Manuel Fernandez, Willams Lopez, Desiree Cantu, Ronald Zombano, Jorge Rivera, Ciarra Hill, Jon Parker, Christopher Morales, Rebecca Fusselman, Armando Zambrano, Lucile Carton, Ricardo Cantu, Tara Romano, Miguel Hernandez, Gilberto Franco-Fonseca, Jose Richardo-Garcia, Lanaye Woods, Unique Moore, Liza Valivia, Kimberly Harolds, and Lindsey Ridenour. Deberge Frazier, Sione Tuakalal, James Bradley, Phillip Story, and Dario Drakes, authorities added, were arrested and charged with 653.22 (a) which is a penal code for loitering for prostitution or pimping and pandering. Carla Berrett and Dominic Mapp-Parker were arrested in connection with parole/probation violations. Pennie Rivera, Dennie Lee Rivera were arrested and charged with prostitution and solicitation and possession of drug paraphernalia.