For Immediate Release
Date: March 06, 2018 8:03 PM
Suspect Arrested for an Outstanding Human Trafficking Warrant
Andrea Lopez-Luna, a 21-year-old female from San Rafael was arrested today on a $100,000 Human Trafficking warrant from a case that began in August, 2017. In August, detectives from the San Rafael Street Crimes Unit responded to an advertisement on an adult internet escort site. They agreed to meet a female at a specific location in San Rafael to exchange sexual acts for money. When the female arrived, the detectives soon learned that she was the victim of Human Trafficking.
The victim, an adult at the time, was forced into a life of prostitution by Lopez-Luna. Lopez-Luna controlled the victim by withholding her identifying information as well as keeping all the proceeds from the prostitution activities. Threats of violence were also used to keep the victim from reporting anything to the police.
On August 17th, 2017, detectives were able to arrest Lopez-Luna’s associate who was responsible for driving the victim to and from prostitution acts. The associate, Diana Vasquez-Reyes was booked that night for 653.23 PC-Aiding a Prostitute and 236.1 PC-Human Trafficking.
Lopez-Luna fled the area before Street Crimes detectives were able to locate her, so the Marin County District Attorney’s Office issued a $100,000 warrant for her arrest. On March 6, 2018, detectives were able to locate Lopez-Luna at a residence in San Carlos where she was taken into custody without incident. Lopez-Luna was booked into the Marin County jail for 236.1 PC, and her bail was set at $100,000.
The San Rafael Police Department would like to remind people that Human Trafficking does exist in Marin. If you know someone who is or may be a victim, please contact your local law enforcement agency. To learn more, visit www.mcceht.org.
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Posted: March 06, 2018 11:03 PST by A. Holm #517