Largest Sex Trafficking Ring in Western US Busted — Children Openly Sold “In Plain Sight”

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Los Angeles, CA – A report of a missing teenager in Tulare County, California, in late 2016 culminated into the uncovering of one of the largest sex trafficking rings in the Western United States, according to an announcement by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday. Thirteen young women and girls, including the missing teen, were freed from captivity as a result of the extensive investigation.

The missing teenager’s disappearance, and subsequent discovery in a West Hollywood apartment in January, led investigators in the LA Sheriff’s Department to discover an extensive human sex trafficking network that extended from Nevada to California. During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered that the ring used apartments as brothels in dozens of communities, including Burbank, West Hollywood, and Las Vegas.

“Years ago, a human trafficking case of this magnitude was not likely,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said in a news conference in downtown. “We knew the more we looked, the more we would find.”

According to a report by the Los Angeles Daily News:

The six-month investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, and the California Department of Justice, has led to two arrests so far. Quinton Brown, 30, of Highland, and Gerald Turner, 32, of Fresno, were arrested on suspicion of 54 charges relating to sex trafficking, pimping, pandering, grand theft and identity theft.

The complaint, filed Wednesday by the California Attorney General’s office, alleges that Brown lured victims from the Central Valley as far back as in October and trafficked them throughout the state. Investigators also said:

• The 13 victims include eight minors who were sold for commercial sex.

• A 2017 Maserati Ghibli, a 2017 Maserati Levante, and a 2016 Porsche Panamera, all confiscated by investigators, were used in the ring and obtained through fraudulent means.

• Eight people were victims of identity theft.

• 16 sites across California and in Nevada were used as brothels as part of the ring.

Mia McNeil, 32, who police believe rented the apartments/brothels remains at large, according to McDonnell. Additionally, law enforcement believes she also leased high-end luxury vehicles to transport the ring’s sex slaves without raising suspicion.

McDonnell said that detectives uncovered that Brown and Turner “would traffic the victims in plain sight,” using the Internet to advertise the women they were attempting to sell.

“They are as young as 15 years old, bought and sold for commercial sex,” according to McDonnell.

Surprisingly, most of the victims of sex trafficking are born and raised in the U.S. At the news conference, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said 72 percent of the victims found in California say they are American.

“Human trafficking, which includes sex and labor trafficking, is one of the fasting growing crimes in the world. Its reach is not limited to foreign countries,” Becerra said. “In California, human trafficking is reported here in our state more than in any other.”

Law enforcement said the investigation is ongoing, as they attempt to uncover and arrest the individuals who solicited the young women and teenage sex slaves.

“The predators online that are looking for an 11 year old … these people are not the traditional johns that most people think of,” McDonnell said. “These are predators. These are child molesters that are out there taking advantage of some of the most vulnerable in society.”

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that:

Since the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force was established in 2015, there have been 697 arrests, and of those, about 30 percent were male buyers. In addition, there have been 185 victims rescued, a majority of them youths who were sex trafficked.

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said he has since met with one of the victims rescued, and she has received help and is back in school. But he implored parents to watch their children carefully, especially while they are on their mobile phones.

“To the parents, be vigilant,” Boudreaux said during the press conference. “Pay attention to what your children are doing online. Social networking is an environment for predators to prey on and exploit the innocence of our children.”

Of course, when even those tasked with protecting children — such as Raymond Liddy, 53, a California deputy attorney general — are arrested on charges of possessing child pornography; who is left to actually look out for the welfare and safety of the children?

In addition to being a California state prosecutor, Liddy is the son of a prominent Watergate figure—G. Gordon Liddy—who was an operative in President Richard Nixon‘s campaign attempt to burglarize the Democratic National Committee.

Raymond Liddy was arrested at his home and was charged in federal court with possessing images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to federal court documents obtained by Heavy. He was subsequently released from custody and placed on home detention with GPS monitoring after posting a $100,000 bond during his arraignment.

Even after taking down “one of the largest human trafficking rings on the West Coast,” there is a virtual certainty that this bust only barely scratches the surface. When high-level officials, tasked with prosecuting those that break the law, are accused of being the ones preying upon the innocent and weakest in society it makes one seriously question who is actually looking out for the victims.

Please share this story in an effort to raise awareness about the extreme scope of this constant and pervasive societal problem of the sexual trafficking of children!

Jay Syrmopoulos is an geopolitical analyst, freethinker, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs and holds a BA in International Relations. Jay’s writing has been featured on both mainstream and independent media – and has been viewed tens of millions of times. You can follow him on Twitter @SirMetropolis and on Facebook at SirMetropolis. You can support his work at Patreon. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.

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27 Comments on "Largest Sex Trafficking Ring in Western US Busted — Children Openly Sold “In Plain Sight”"

  1. Psychic Warrior | July 29, 2017 at 7:56 am | Reply

    The suspicions raised by the Ping Pong Pizza reportage need to be seriously investigated as this will lead to the exposure of the alien/military/industrial/complex involvement of children and adult exchange for alien technology as has been the case for decades by elites of our society. “Satanic Ritual Abuse” is trafficking by the elites who are involved with the disappearance of thousands for their personal pleasure and barter with extraterrestrials who are the hidden hand behind this planets rule.

    • Barter what??? With who??? You had me until you start talking the “extraterrestrial rule” nonsense. Take the tinhat off and learn to dig deep into the truth and leave the sky high hearsay stuff to the kooks and trolls.

    • mythJim Meeks | July 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm | Reply

      Sounds like you want this to be considered as just more kooks. Throwing in the shit about aliens is a CIA technique to discredit those wanting further investigation. Do you or did you ever work for the CIA. Your moniker sounds like one of their MK Ultra frontmen.

      • I am with MK Ultra. I highly recommend the program to kids wondering what to do after high school.

    • Hhahahaha,Good One!

  2. Garry Compton | July 29, 2017 at 10:37 am | Reply

    10,000 refugee children with no parents missing in the EU. How many of the 75,000 Central Americans kids that came under no parental supervision are missing? Doctors in Syria accused Israel, Turkey Jordan and Saudi arabia of human organ trafficing – to the tune of over 150,000 organs from the M E Wars. Things are a whole lot out of control — but Russia is to blame for everything bad in the world – ask anyone in Weaselton DC.

    • If I hear one more damn comment about Russia being some evil nation out to get us… First it was The Brits, then it was the Commies, then it was the Nazi’s (valid enemy), then Japenese, Koreans and Cambodians. Vietnamese were the next boogie men followed by Sadam in Iraq, Taliban in Afghanistan, Qaddafi in Libya, Ahmadenijad in Iran.. etc etc etc. Its only a matter of time before they make you and I the enemy. There is no end to these peoples thirst for blood and ability to disguise there thirst for war as some sort of humanitarian aid campaign… using 10ton bombs as the main bandaid.

      • Craigson Burg | July 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm | Reply

        Only the Nazi’s were valid huh? Remember a little event called Pearl Harbor. Them aint Nazi Planes.

        • Yea, but didn’t we push until we starved(slang) Japan out which forced them to attack us? Our govt. knew they were going to attack & let it happen.

          • Craigson Burg | August 10, 2017 at 8:55 am |

            well if what you say really is true then our country entering ww2 based on the pearl harbor attack would be invalid reason. Im sure we would of entered sooner or later anyway to fight communism and spread socialism lol

      • Free Man (NOT) | July 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm | Reply

        Quote – Its only a matter of time before they make you and I the enemy. – Quote
        Look around. It’s too late. We already are.

        • Garry Compton | July 30, 2017 at 2:28 am | Reply

          Too many government agencies and companies { federal,State, Muni etc. } have been paid off handsomely to keep the public their enemy. I don’t see this here in Russia – at all.

        • At least you’re armed unlike all of their previous victims. It’s NOT too late unless you’re talking about rolling over on this. Otherwise it’s their asses in the proverbial fire on this one.

      • Russia is out to get western Africa, duhhhhh.

    • I had my organs trafficked by some fat ladies at a concession stand at a fall soccer game. It was freaking cold!

  3. As the article suggests, this is going on because powerful people want it to go on.

  4. The murder of Seth RICH, subsequent PODESTA DNC: links to high-end pedophilia; have been so comprehensively covered-up in and by mainstream, indicates the extent of this crime being protected, and the power of the criminals at risk.

    • RFK, MILK, JFKR, … all killed using trafficked kids. Trafficking stuff is practically illegal now in the US. The former head of the CIA works for Kissinger, stoked on aliens, bringing diapers for Henri and trafficked kids for the Bilderberg attundees in his Happy Meal convertible.

  5. What about Walmart? They post the photos of all the servicemen and children they are trafficking.

  6. Mihaela Radu | July 30, 2017 at 5:01 am | Reply

    Very profitable business. Apparently humans are meant to sleep forever

  7. Steven Gaylord | July 30, 2017 at 5:21 am | Reply

    Pedophilia: It’s a fact! One example: 40% of male members of Congress are Pedophile and/or also involved in child sacrificial murder. Call it “Human Compromised.” Placed in a position of power/control, it’s one of several ways to enforce compliance to a higher-up’s dictate and it is quite common.

    We could ask the Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia. But he’s dead – murdered. He was running a pedophile protection racket. Scalia, it was discovered, but never reported by a complicit mainstream media, was the single actor behind the impeachment proceedings of Bill Clinton. President Obama was aware of this and had ordered the FBI to set out traps for Scalia… the downfall of Antonin Scalia is a story of secret societies, operating worldwide and ritual Satanic child abuse that permeates Washington. When we ignored the Franklin Coverup, we opened ourselves to this.

    Scalia left the White House carrying “slam dunk proof” that would lead to the arrest, conviction and, of course, impeachment of a seated Supreme Court Justice… himself. He carried files that contained names of victims and details on sex acts, preferred “types” along with dates and places. All of this was on a seized computer and these files went “up the hill” from the FBI to the Department of Justice and directly over to the White House.

    Obama, ever the classic psychophant narcissist.

    There, Obama’s political advisors leaped on them, seeing a chance to leverage a powerful SCOTUS and, in this case, and this is very important… bring down Scalia in such a way that conservatives would be forced to accept virtually any Obama nomination.

    Scalia and his companion, C. Allen Foster arrived in Houston and chartered a plane after ditching his US Marshall protection detail,

    Foster heads the Order of Hubertus and is co-owner with John Poindexter of the Cibolo Creek Ranch, 25,000 plus acres free for anyone to use, according to John Poindexter, “free of charge,” so long as they are a supreme court justice, an “A-list” celebrity like Mick Jagger or a billionaire… others need not apply.

    The crux of the story is how they got Scalia. According to sources, Scalia had been providing protection for an international pedophile ring and was murdered by “friends” who he had informed of the nature of his visit with Obama and the doom it signaled for those around Scalia, prosecution, ruin and Citizens United reversed.

    Scalia: Controlling the judiciary.

    The mechanism Scalia used to provide this protection was the “Federalist Society” which chooses the judges throughout the US judiciary system so, should any unfortunate pedophile find himself in court, an appointed judge, under Scalia’s control, could make a successful prosecution difficult to achieve. That was the protection racket, that’s how it worked.

    The only “out” that his rich and powerful friends could see was to silence Scalia… forever.

    A half-truth, Antonin Scalia did not die from a heart attack in bed, as reported by Western Media. True, he did die in his bedroom at the 25,000 acre spread in Texas. But it was while he slept, the 14-year-old boy he had bedded, on orders – slit his throat. The pillow, more than covered his face…

    Reflecting on Scalia’s televised Funeral Mass, I always felt that Rev. Paul Scalia’s eulogy for his father, Justice Antonin Scalia was kinda weird. The nation’s political and legal elite in attendance even seemed strangely relieved.

  8. This will not end until we destroy the sick leftists. Pedophiles must be given the death sentence.

  9. I believe several in our govt from both sides of the isle are up to their eyeballs in this crime. That’s why the slow pace of the prosecutions.

    • several? Some say as many as 3/4 of congress! Just look @ who was involved in the Franklin Cover up. This stuff (according to an ex head of F.B.I. in Los Angeles) said this child sex trafficing goes all the way up to White House

  10. I’m sure the satanic pedophilia is more monumental than this easy catch.

  11. Liberalism succeeds again.

  12. Another reason liberals want so many illegals brought into America. Can’t we execute these people when caught?

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