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California Man Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation of Teen

The investigation began with surveillance on a 15-year-old girl believed to be involved in the sex trade

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    California Man Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation of Teen

    A 37-year-old Hesperia man was arrested for his alleged involvement in human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of a minor girl, police announced Monday.

    John Willie Morgan was jailed about 9:15 p.m. on August 25 by the Pomona police major crimes task force, according to Pomona police Officer A. Torres.

    The investigation began with surveillance on a 15-year-old girl believed to be involved in the sex trade, Torres said. The teen was reportedly seen walking along a Pomona street engaging in the solicitation of sex acts.

    The girl was also seen getting in a 2007 gray Saturn being driven by a man later identified by police as Morgan, Torres continued. Morgan was later determined to be the primary suspect in the trafficking of this girl.

    Morgan was arrested and booked into the Pomona jail on suspicion of felony human trafficking of a minor, Torres said. He was being held in lieu of $1.15 million bail, according to police and L.A. County jail records.

    Morgan was scheduled to be arraigned in Pomona Superior Court on Sept. 20, according to jail records.

    The girl was reunited with her family, Torres said.

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