In an effort to suppress human trafficking for sex and acts of prostitution in our local communities, a multi-agency collaborative effort was formulated to target this industry which has had a noticeable increase in our local hotels/motels. The use of the internet and ease of mobile communication has made it very easy to solicit the services of prostitutes.

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After a “prioritized” investigation by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Oscar Higueros Jr., 38, of Cayucos, was arrested on suspicion of rape on Aug. 28.

Late on Sept. 2, Higueros was officially charged with 33 felonies by the SLO County District Attorney’s Office.

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In September of 2013, a prostitution interdiction operation was conducted in the cities of Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo in response to violent crimes against women, drug sales, and trafficking of stolen property. This operation successfully impacted the prostitution industry and the crimes associated with it that were targeted in the operation.

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In an investigation initiated by the Fresno Police Department it was learned that the identified suspects in this case, SOLIS and ANDRADE, had brought two juvenile females (ages 15 and 17) to the San Luis Obispo area and coerced them into to illegal drug use and acts of prostitution.

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