Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: August 1, 2014
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted 17 men in July 2014 of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution and/or agreeing to engage in prostitution. The defendants in these cases approached a woman, whom they believed to be a prostitute, in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County or loitered in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County. Some agreed to engage in commercial sex with a woman and were subsequently arrested by law enforcement.
The Santa Ana Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases. Deputy District Attorny Tina Patel of the HEAT Unit prosecuted these cases. Continue reading