News Story

 

Prostitution Arrests
2/26/2016 2:02:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Prostitution Arrests

Report Number:

Various

Location:

Thousand Oaks and Camarillo

 

Date & Time:

02/24/2016

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit, Camarillo Police Special Enforcement Detail, Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit, Moorpark Special Enforcement Unit, Ventura County District Attorney's Office

 

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

Asia Noel

 

Sara Cox

 

Katherine Cullen

 

Jiayang Yang

Sacramento

 

Oxnard

 

Las Vegas

 

Transient

25

 

31

 

35

 

44

 

Narrative:

A prostitution sting conducted in the cities of Camarillo and Thousand Oaks led to the arrest of four subjects for conspiracy to commit prostitution.

 

On February 24, 2016, members of various units from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and the Ventura County District Attorney's Office conducted an investigation into potential human trafficking occurring in the cities of Camarillo and Thousand Oaks.  The objective of the investigation was to identify prostitutes who are victims of human trafficking, and to identify subjects acting as 'pimps.'

 

Investigators searched the internet and located subjects advertising prostitution in Camarillo and Thousand Oaks.  Investigators made contact with the subjects and determined they were all operating out of various motels.  Investigators sought and obtained search warrants for the subjects and their motel rooms, and later served the search warrants, recovering additional evidence of the conspiracy to commit prostitution.  Sara Cox and Jiayang Yang were contacted at motels in Camarillo and arrested.  Katherine Cullen and Asia Noel were contacted at motels in Thousand Oaks and arrested.  All four of the arrested subjects appeared to be working independently from one another. 

 

Residents of Ventura County can expect the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and Ventura County District Attorney's Office to continue actively and aggressively investigating potential human trafficking cases in Ventura County communities.    

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Eric Tennessen

 

News Release Date:

02/25/2016

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Eric Tennessen / 805-388-5140

eric.tennessen@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Commander Monica McGrath

 







 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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