7 arrested in Visalia anti-human trafficking operation


VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A total of seven people were arrested Thursday during a multi-agency anti-human trafficking operation in Visalia, according to Visalia Police.

Officers and detectives with Visalia Police, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and Tulare Police conducted a human trafficking “John” detail in the city, said Sgt. Mike Short. The following six men were contacted for allegedly soliciting sexual acts:

  • Gabriel Contreras, 36
  • Song Cho, 26
  • Pedro Arciga- Valero, 29
  • Domingo Aguinaga, 43
  • Luis Torres- Suarez, 35
  • Dowdy, Darren Dowdy, 21

The individuals were arrested by officers and booked into the Tulare County Jail.

Short said a seventh person was contacted during the operation and charges related to solicitation of prostitution will be filed with the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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