Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Area Vice Unit is announcing the arrest of six suspects believed to be involved in prostitution related crimes that occurred in South Los Angeles.
On December 22, 2023, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Vice officers conducted a sting operation targeting sex purchasers and human traffickers along the Figueroa Corridor in South Los Angeles. Undercover officers posing as commercial sex workers were contacted by individuals looking to purchase sexual services. This operation is an ongoing effort to prevent the trafficking of women and minors along the busy corridor.
During the operation, undercover officers obtained six separate violations from individuals attempting to purchase sexual services. Those individuals were subsequently arrested by uniformed Southeast officers.
The following adults were arrested and cited for California Penal Code, Section 647(b)(2)-Solicitation for the Purposes of Prostitution. All are Los Angeles residents:
Suspect-1: Raul Ocampo Maya, 63 years of age, Release from Custody Citation #J94323
Suspect-2: Daniel Alejandro Arceo, 29 years of age, Release from Custody Citation #J89341
Suspect-3: Pedro Sanchez-Gonzalez, 54 years of age, Release from Custody Citation #J94407
Suspect-4: Charles Gordon Bowler, 41 years of age, Release from Custody Citation #J94408
Suspect-5: Bryan Garcia Orellano, 30 years of age, Release from Custody Citation #J86382
Suspect-6: Anthony O. Williams, 57 years of age, Release from Custody Citation #J89342
Anyone with information about this crime or these types of incidents is asked to call the Southeast Area Vice Detail at (213) 972-1017. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.