Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Online Pimps working EDC

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 19, 2017 / comments

[EDSO Sergeant Anthony Prencipe]

El Dorado County Detectives began an investigation into prostitution and human trafficking in El Dorado County by searching escort/ dating sites on the internet.  Numerous escort/ dating ads were located on the sites for El Dorado County in the areas of El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park and Placerville.

Thursday night, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office and the FBI began preparing an investigative operation into these dating sites.  

The main purpose of the investigation was to identify the human trafficking victims who are being prostituted and to identify the suspects who are pimping and trafficking these victims in El Dorado County. The operation was “Victim Centered”, identifying the traffickers, focusing on the Pimp not the Prostitute. 

The operation focused on younger looking prostitutes on the internet who are working in El Dorado County. By targeting younger looking prostitutes, the goal was to rescue minor victims who are being trafficked. Once victims of human trafficking were identified and contacted, appropriate enforcement action was taken. In addition, the victim met meet with advocates who assisted them in receiving appropriate services.

During the last date of the operation, a 17 year old victim was identified, rescued from human trafficking, and was turned over to Victim advocates from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, the FBI and El Dorado County Child Protective Services. The investigation into this victim is ongoing.  A total of 25 Detectives, Investigators and victim witness advocates participated in the operation.

During the operation, a total of 14 people were arrested or cited for various violations.  four people were arrested for violations to include two for prostitution, two for felony no bail warrants and one for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.  9 suspects were cited for prostitution and one was cited for possession of methamphetamine.  The following people were arrested or cited:

Derika Bynoe 21yrs                         647b PC

Fitore Toshi    24yrs                         647b PC

Cailyn Boyle   25 yrs                       647b PC and an outstanding DUI Warrant

Brehonna VanBooven 20 yrs        647b PC

Romula Perez 30 yrs                       647b PC

Destiny Wincentsen 20 yrs                        647b PC

Norma Waters 30 yrs                       647b PC

Crissy Phillips 41 yrs                       647b PC

Jeriann Carter 26 yrs                       647b PC

Lena Salas 36 yrs                            647b PC

Robbie Mc Dermott 27 yrs              2 Felony “No Bail” warrants

Daniel Ocenar 37 yrs                      11377 H&S and 11364 H&S

Teonna Haskins 24 yrs                   647b PC Arrest

Malik Green 22 yrs                           Felony “No Bail” warrant

 

This operation was successful and we are proud of the dedicated and hardworking individuals that participated.  The EL Dorado County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work closely with the District Attorney’s Office and the FBI on investigations to uncover, prosecute and help prevent Human Trafficking in El Dorado County.