Photo: Lonnie Freeman
Originally published as a Tracy Police Department Facebook post –
“On the evening of Friday, January 22nd, members of the Tracy Police Department conducted a human trafficking investigation.
A 24-year-old Stockton resident, Lonnie Freeman, transported a 17-year-old female to the Tracy area under the pretenses of prostitution.
During the investigation it was determined the female was working directly for Freeman, for his financial gain. Freeman was booked into county jail for the following human trafficking and pimping charges:
PC 266(B)(1) -Pandering a person over 16
PC 272-Contribute to the delinquency of a minor
PC 266 H(B)(1)-Pimping for Prostitution over age 16
PC 236.1(C)-Human Trafficking of victim under 18 years of age.
The female juvenile was reunited to her mother, and due to the sensitivity of this investigation involving a juvenile, no additional information will be released.
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. If you or anyone you know is a victim of human trafficking, there is help. For additional resources please visit: https://www.sjcfamilyjusticecenter.com/resources
National Human Trafficking 24-hour hotline: 1-888-373-7888
If you have any information regarding this case contact Cpl. Wilmshurst (831-6682) or Det. Perry (831-6544) who worked together to co-investigate this case.
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