For Immediate Release
Date: May 10, 2022 9:38 AM
Countywide Human Trafficking Operation Conducted
On Friday, May 6, 2022, the San Rafael Police Department hosted a countywide human trafficking operation intended to arrest buyers and traffickers as well as rescue, educate, and offer services to victims of human trafficking. The agencies that participated this operation were:
California Highway Patrol
Community Violence Solutions
Fairfax Police Department
Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC)
Novato Police Department
Marin County Sheriff’s Office
Marin County Probation
Marin County District Attorney’s Office
San Rafael Police Department
Sausalito Police Department
The operation was conducted at a hotel in San Rafael. Ads were placed on websites where buyers typically look for women who are offering sexual services for pay. The focus of this operation was specifically looking for female juveniles who might be trafficked, and buyers seeking minors.
Over the course of a six-hour operation, the following people were arrested:
Jose Capir Tucubal, 31-year-old San Rafael resident arrested for felony 288.4(b) PC, soliciting a minor for lewd purposes. He came to the hotel after agreeing to exchange money for sexual acts with a 16-year-old. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.
A female adult agreed to come to the hotel to accept money in return for sexual acts. She was provided resources and later released. Jason Jermaine Wright Jr., a 24-year-old Vacaville resident was contacted in the female’s vehicle. Significant evidence was located that led investigators to believe Wright was aiding the female in prostitution. Wright was cited for misdemeanor 653.23 PC, assisting/aiding in prostitution.
Yefrin Deleon Gomez, a 22-year-old San Rafael resident arrested for felony 288.4(b) PC, soliciting a minor for lewd purposes. He came to the hotel after agreeing to exchange money for sexual acts with a 16-year-old. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.
The San Rafael Police Department and the above agencies are members of the Marin Coalition to End Human Trafficking. The Marin County Coalition to End Human Trafficking is a public/private partnership of non-profit organizations, law enforcement, civic groups, county agencies and members of the public whose aim is to develop a regional and collaborative approach to end all forms of human trafficking. The coalition works to identify resources that support survivors of human trafficking and help to hold offenders accountable.
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Posted: May 10, 2022 9:38 PDT by Lt. Dan Fink #447
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