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Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department, Human Trafficking Unit, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Innocence Lost Task Force, concluded a five month human trafficking investigation that resulted in a felony state charge conviction.

In late February of 2015, Christopher Jerome Busche, 34-years-old, pled guilty to three counts of Human Trafficking of a Minor. The ages of the victims ranged from 15 to 18 years of age.

During the five month investigation, detectives utilized investigative resources which led them to believe that the defendant may have lured other victims into commercial sexual exploitation. Busche may have had contact with other victims in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crimes related to Human Trafficking is asked to contact Lieutenant Andre Dawson, LAPD Human Trafficking Unit at 213-486-0903. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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