Photo: Matthew Fraise
COLTON – It all started when an officer saw a vehicle nearly hit a pedestrian. Turns out they knew each other and, after a traffic stop, the story fleshed out.
Police discovered that the driver, 24-year-old Colton resident Matthew Fraise, and his passenger, 27-year-old Stacey Salgado, knew the juvenile female he had almost struck and that the trio were “related to ongoing prostitution in the area.” Authorities considered the juvenile a possible victim of human trafficking.
The three were taken to the SBPD for further questioning and it was learned that Fraise was pandering Salgado and that both “were trying to force the juvenile to work as a prostitute for them.”
The juvenile refused, Fraise picked up Salgado, swiped by the juvenile in his car and that is where the officer saw the incident that brought all of this to jail.
Fraise and Salgado were charged with felony pandering and human trafficking of a minor. Bail for both is $115,000 each. The juvenile was booked on an outstanding arrest warrant.