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Tuesday March 6th, 2018 :: 12:50 p.m. PST

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A 19-year-old Fresno woman is arrested for human trafficking after investigators find her with a missing juvenile

DATE/TIME: March 5, 2018
 
INCIDENT: Human Trafficking and Pandering Arrest
 
LOCATION: 600 Block of 6th St. San Bernardino
 
SUSPECT(S): Nicole Williams, 19-year-old female from Fresno
 
VICTIM(S): Confidential female juvenile
 
 
SUMMARY:
On March 5, 2018, members of the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force began surveillance in the downtown area of San Bernardino, in an attempt to locate a runaway juvenile who was possibly the victim of human trafficking.  At one point, investigators observed Nichole Williams, a 19 year-old female from Fresno, walking with the victim to a vehicle near the 600 Block of 6th St. and attempt to leave the area.  A traffic stop was conducted, and through investigation, it was determined Williams was Trafficking and Pandering the female juvenile victim.  Williams was arrested and transported to the Highland Police Department for an additional interview. 
 
The juvenile victim was rescued and released to San Bernardino County Department of Child and Family Services.
 
Williams was later transported to Central Detention Center and booked for felony charges of Human Trafficking and Pandering.  Bail is set in the amount of $150,000.
 
This investigation is ongoing.  Investigators believe there are other unidentified victims related to this case and are asking that anyone with information related to this investigation, please contact the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force at (909)387-8400. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
 
 
 
 
Refer:                     Officer Garrett Riddall
 
Station:                  San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force
 
Phone No.             (909) 387-8400
 
Case No.                621800090
 
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department                 
 

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