Human trafficking operation nets two arrests


A human trafficking operation carried out by a specialty team of sheriff’s deputies netted the arrest of two men on felony charges — one a Newhall resident, the other a Studio City man.

The arrest of both men was the result of a “saturation patrol” carried out by the SCV Sheriff’s Station, according to Lt. Dan Stanley of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Human Trafficking Bureau.

Both suspects were arrested at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Sheriff’s Department records.

A 34-year-old unemployed resident of Newhall was arrested on suspicion of pimping. A 53-year-old man described by arresting deputies as an Uber driver from Studio City was arrested on suspicion of identity theft.

Bail for the pimping suspect was set at $350,000; while bail for the second man was set at $50,000.

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