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Through the month of October, 2023, four individual law enforcement agencies collaborated in an investigation into the online activities of an individual identifying himself as “Daniel Trabremoh.”
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Detective Rosalio Cobian, the four agencies involved–the VCSD Major Crimes Unit, Headquarters StationPatrol, the Southern California High Tech Task Force and the Los Angeles ICAC Task Force—investigated “a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children” indicating a possible ongoing “sexual assault” circumstance.
Their work developed evidence that 35-year-old El Rio resident Vicente Jasso, Jr. was, in fact, “Daniel Trabremoh,” an identity Jasso Jr. created with the specific purpose of “interacting with young females” on multiple online social media websites. Using a false personal profile online for the purposes of deceiving others—known as “catfishing”—is a common method employed by those engaged in illicit activities, including sex trafficking.
Evidenced gathered by detectives indicated that Jasso used his false identity to approach young females online from across the country and “solicit them into doing explicit things on video for his sexual pleasure.” More than just idly observing his victims online, he recorded his meetings with them without their knowledge; those recordings fall under legally proscribed Child Sexual Abuse Material and provided law enforcement with probable cause to arrest Jasso. He was contacted at his residence on October 17th and taken into custody, whereupon he was transported to Ventura County Jail and booked on charges of Possession, Production, and Distribution of Child Pornography, with his bail set at $150,000.