Girl Rescued from a Suspected Sex Trafficker in Custody in Lieu of $350,000 Bond
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OAKLAND —Police rescued a juvenile girl and arrested a suspected sex trafficker earlier this month. Michael I. Moore, 28, of Fairfield, is in custody in lieu of $350,000 bond at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail.
Moore has been arrested 29 times since 2014. His most recent arrest occurred on November 3. Moore was arrested on a warrant at a hotel in Emeryville at 2:29 p.m. OPD detectives rescued the girl from an unspecified location in Oakland.
The Oakland Police Department’s Vice/Child Exploitation Unit partnered with a Southern California agency to rescue the victim. OPD investigators and the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce identified Moore as a suspect.
Information received from the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888) triggered an investigation of Moore. The Riverside County taskforce helped Oakland PD find the girl, subsequently reunited with her family.
Charges filed against Moore include human trafficking of a minor for commercial sex. His other charges include pimping a minor and pandering by encouraging. Plus, he is charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale.
Moore has an arrest record spanning northern and southern California. Moore was arrested by Beverly Hills police in October for hit and run. He also has prior arrests for addict in possession of a firearm, burglary, pandering, and robbery, among other offenses.