August 17, 2017 

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas Continues to Crackdown on Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Orange County

In order to proactively reduce crimes of human trafficking and exploitation in Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas works in coordination with multiple agencies at the local, county, state and federal level. Below are some of the most recent successful prosecutions.

Long Beach Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Human Trafficking and Pimping of Minor Girls

This week Marcos Ramon Santos was sentenced to 28 years in State Prison in a case handled by the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Santos pled guilty to a number of crimes including human trafficking of a minor, pimping a minor under 16 years old, and human trafficking. Using social media Santos contacted 3 girls age 16 and younger and had them post sexually explicit photos on the internet used to lure potential sex purchasers for years. Santos took all of the money made from their prostitution.

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San Bernardino Man Found Guilty by a Jury of Human Trafficking, Pimping and Pandering of a 13 Year Old Orange County Girl

On Monday 31 year old John Wayne Calhoun was found guilty by a Jury of human trafficking, pimping and pandering of a 13 year old girl in Orange County. The defendant was found guilty of driving the 13 year old victim to Orange County where she engaged in sex acts for money that was then handed over to Calhoun.  Additionally, Calhoun physically assaulted the 13 year  old to maintain his control over her.

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July 28, 2017 

District Attorney’s Office Hosts Summer Youth Education Conference to Teach Students about the Criminal Justice System

Orange County high school students interested in learning about the criminal justice system have a chance to work hands on this week as the OCDA’s office hosts its annual Summer Youth Education Conference. Students will visit various law enforcement agencies and professionals in the weeklong conference ending with a mock trial and graduation (More).

District Attorney Rackauckas Heads Out Into the Community to Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking Issue

Last week District Attorney Tony Rackauckas attended the Laguna Woods City Council, the San Juan Capistrano Council and Tustin City Council meetings to educate the Councils and local citizens about the rising human trafficking issue in Orange County and how the District Attorney’s Office is working diligently to fight against these crimes. Read More in the Orange County Register.

Sex Offender in Human Trafficking Case Gets 24 Years in Prison

In a case handled by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office Raul Antonio Ramos was sentenced yesterday to 24 years in prison. Ramos pled guilty earlier this year to numerous felony sex assault counts.  During the crime, using his security guard badge, Ramos 28 threatened a 19 year old sex trafficking victim to have sex with him or face arrest (More).