SAN RAFAEL – Police officers located a 17-year-old girl from Pittsburg who told them she was working as a prostitute, and then they arrested her alleged pimp at the Villa Inn motel at 1600 Lincoln Avenue on June 30.
A sting operation was set up by police in response to an online “escort” advertisement. An investigating undercover agent arranged a “date” with the girl who agreed she would perform a sexual act in exchange for money. The girl told police where she was located at the motel.
Police arrived and questioned the girl inside a motel room. She identified 26-year-old Jeffrey B. Jenkins II, of Sacramento, as the man who collected all the money and gave her drugs.
Police waited for the suspected pimp to return to the motel, where officers arrested him shortly afterwards on human trafficking and narcotics charges.
Officers searched Jenkin’s station wagon, where suspected cocaine and methamphetamine were found in quantities greater than normally associated with personal use—leading police to suspect that Jenkins sells illicit drugs. Police said Jenkins also uses the alias David Vaughn.
Jenkins is being held in custody at Marin County Jail, charged with human trafficking of a victim under 18 years old, unlawful intercourse with a minor, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of narcotics for sale, and violation of parole from a prior robbery conviction.
A July 24 court date is scheduled for his arraignment. Meanwhile, bail for Jenkins release was set at $550,000.