14 MEN CONVICTED OF LOITERING WITH INTENT TO COMMIT PROSTITUTION OR AGREEING TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted 14 men in November and December 2016 of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution or agreeing to engage in prostitution. The defendants in these cases approached a woman whom they believed to be a prostitute, or loitered in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County. Each of the defendants below agreed to engage, or loitered with the intent to engage, in commercial sex with a woman and were subsequently arrested by law enforcement.

Defendant

Conviction

Sentence

Ameet Alawi, 32, Santa Ana

Found guilty by a jury of one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

One year informal probation, 40 hours of community service, and must submit to AIDS testing and education

Donoban Canada Franco, 29, Santa Ana

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Alejo Guzman-Montes, 39, Garden Grove

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Mario Jonathan Lara, 37, Lake Forest

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Oliver Owen Medina, 21, Anaheim

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Anthony Morales, 30, Hawthorne

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution and one misdemeanor count of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Chin Van Nguyen, 38, Costa Mesa

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution and one misdemeanor count of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution

120 days in Orange County jail

Jesus Nolasco, 47, Santa Ana

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Mitchell Park, 26, Santa Ana

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Samuel Pinedo, 23, Garden Grove

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Thomas Louis Pompeo, 38, Irvine

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Isaias Barrios Rodriguez, 18, Anaheim

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

Dalzell Pierce Wagstaff Trader, 26, Garden Grove

Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution

Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must submit a DNA sample

The OCDA posts the booking photos, when available, and conviction details of defendants on the sex purchasers section of the OCDA’s website, and can be found at: http://orangecountyda.org/media/sexpurchasers.asp.

The Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD), Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), and Santa Ana Police Department(SAPD) investigated these cases, as well as the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). Members of the OCHTTF and the OCDA work proactively to protect women and minors from falling victim to commercial sexual exploitation. OCHTTF is a partnership between the Anaheim Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Costa Mesa Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Huntington Beach Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Newport Beach Police Department, OCDA, OCSD, SAPD, and community and non-profit partners.

Deputy District Attorney Laila Nikaien of the HEAT Unit prosecuted these cases.

*Conviction details of sex purchasers are featured on the OCDA website

Orange County District Attorney / January 12, 2017

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