SAN BERNARDINO – A 23-year-old Pomona man was arrested on Wednesday for trafficking a 17-year-old girl for prostitution authorities said.
The investigation began on June 8, 2017, when the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force began surveillance on the teen girl who was involved in the commercial sex trade. Posts for the victim were posted on backpage.com, advertising for prostitution services.
Investigators contacted the female victim and she agreed to meet with them on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in the City of Ontario. When she arrived, she was with two male subjects, one identified as suspect Myles Collins who was waiting in the vehicle. Collins was determined to be the primary suspect in trafficking the victim and was taken into custody, while the other subject was determined to be uninvolved.
The victim was learned to be a runaway who was interviewed and subsequently returned to her parents. Collins was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Felony Human Trafficking. He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
This investigation is ongoing. Investigators believe there are other unidentified victims related to this case and urge 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.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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