Victorville Prostitution Operation Nets Arrests of 13 men and 6 women

Victorville Prostitution Operation Nets Arrests of 13 men and 6 women

VICTORVILLE – An 8-hour undercover Prostitution Operation where deputies from the Victorville station worked as undercover “Johns” and prostitutes yielded 19 arrests officials said.

On Frida, June 16, 2017, deputies worked the streets attempting to identify prostitutes and those soliciting prostitutes in order to charge them with their crimes. The deputies worked in the area of 7th Street and Tatum Drive in the City of Victorville. Arrests included 4 Victorville men, 5 Victorville women, 3 Hesperia men, 1 Hesperia woman, 1 Adelanto man, 2 Apple Valley men, 1 Texas man, and 1 Anaheim man, who were arrested for prostitution related charges. One Victorville man was also arrested for the possession of a loaded firearm.

Those arrested include:

John Muessel, 30-year old Texas resident

Lucio Carachure, 33-year old Victorville resident

Charles Swain, 46-year old Victorville resident

Gustavo Hernandez, 33-year old Hesperia resident

Vannak Taing, 32-year old Adelanto resident

Julio Bautista-Cruz, 24-year old Hesperia resident

Laurence Gordon, 20-year old Apple Valley resident

Efrain Cruz Bautista, 28-year old Victorville resident

Justin Smith, 35-year old Apple Valley resident

Daniel Vasquez, 31-year old Victorville Resident

Cynthia Romo, 50-year old Victorville resident

Jeffery Mann, 58-year old Hesperia resident

Natalie Aiello, 58-year old Victorville resident

Kristina Deal, 39-year old Victorville resident

Tina Kelly, 38-year old Victorville resident

Moises Vega, 21-year old Anaheim resident

Veronica Brown, 48-year old Victorville resident

Aneesah Price, 36-year old Hesperia resident

Jose Ramirez, 53-year old Victorville resident (arrested for possession of a loaded firearm)


This type of illegal activity puts the safety of our citizens at risk. It also deters consumers from doing business in the area, making it difficult for the businesses to thrive. We would like to encourage anyone who observes this type of activity to report it by calling (760) 956-5001.

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