7 arrested in Visalia anti-human trafficking operation

Crime

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.

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com