BARSTOW – A 25-year-old Sacramento man was arrested for pimping and pandering in the Barstow area after deputies began surveillance of the victim on Thursday.
The female, who was initially believed to be 17-years-old was advertised on “Backpage.com” for prostitution. Authorities made contact with the victim who agreed to meet them at the motel on the 1100 block of East Main Street in the City of Barstow. “Surveillance was conducted on the room the victim provided and a male suspect, later identified as George Vaughn, was seen leaving the room,” Barstow Sheriff’s officials said. “Vaughn returned to the room while Investigators were interviewing the victim and placed under arrest.”
Through further investigation deputies learned that the victim was an adult who Vaughn was pimping and pandering. The victim was offered resources and following the interview, she was released. Vaughn was transported to the Barstow Jail where he was booked for Pimping and Pandering. Vaughn is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
This investigation is ongoing. Investigators believe there are other unidentified victims related to this case and are asking that anyone with information related to this investigation, please 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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