“John” Operation at Motel Nabs Pandering Suspect
Photo: Johnathan Buckley
BLOOMINGTON – A recent “john” operation conducted by the SBC Human Trafficking Task Force nabbed a pandering suspect.
The location of the operation was a motel near the 18000 block of Valley Boulevard. On September 12 “undercover officers posed as prostitutes” working with an online advertisement.
Consequently, officers received various responses for sexual acts in return for money.
25-year-old Johnathan Buckley contacted an undercover officer and “began pandering the officer to work for him as a prostitute.”
As a result, the undercover officer set up a meeting with Buckley, who arrived at the agree-upon location. Finally, other officers stopped his vehicle and took him into custody.
Therefore he now faces charges of pandering with a $100,000 bail.
Further investigation revealed that Buckley was currently out on bail for attempted homicide in Ontario in March 2017.
“This investigation is ongoing. Investigators believe there are other unidentified victims related to this case. They ask that anyone with information related to this investigation to contact the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force at (909)387-8400. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.