Photo: Gerrey Brown
FRESNO – California is one of 31 states which require cars registered in their state to display a license plate both in the front and in the back of the vehicle. Gerrey Brown failed to display a license plate in the front of his car on Sunday, April 8th and was pulled over by Southwest Patrol Officer Ramon Ruiz.
The area in which Brown was pulled over, Parkway Drive and Olive Ave., has seen a recent spike in gang activity and prostitution.
Through a conversation with Brown, a 34-year old resident of Los Angeles and current member of the Long Beach Crip Gang Rollin 20’s, it was revealed he was driving with a suspended license.
Officers spoke to Brown’s minor female passenger. She told officers she was a runaway from the Bay Area. Brown had “manipulated and coerced” (Fresno Police Department) the minor to work as a prostitute and, for the past year, drove her up and down California for his financial benefit.
The Southwest Patrol Officers contacted Fresno Police Department’s Vice Unit with the information given to them by the minor.
Brown, who has previously been arrested for offenses relating to firearms and robbery, was booked into Fresno County Jail for various charges including human trafficking and unlawfully engaging in sexual acts with a person under 18-years of age and of whom he is at least 3 years older.