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Human trafficking sting nets 33 arrests
prostitution ring
Law enforcement used various websites and decoys to catch 33 people involved in human trafficking (Photo courtesy of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department).

Law enforcement agencies from around Stanislaus County joined in the statewide effort — Operation Rebuild and Reclaim — to stop human trafficking, which resulted in the arrests of 33 individuals over a three-day period.

The operation was conducted at the Clarion Inn at 1612 Sisk Road in Modesto; Motel 6 at 7115 McCracken Road in Westley; and Travelodge at 201 W. Glenwood Ave. in Turlock.

From Thursday through Saturday, law enforcement officer contacted various websites commonly used for the purposes of prostitution and set up meetings.

Arrested for prostitution or solicitation were: Gerald McCoy, 47; Jasmine Giles, 22; Manuel Fernandez, 26; Willams Lopez, 23; Desiree Cantu, 24; Manuel Fernandez, 26; Ronald Zombrano, 51; Jorge Rivera, 53; Ciarra Hill, 20; Jon Parker, 32; Christopher Morales, 52; Rebecca Fusselman, 34; Armando Zambrano, 33; Lucile Carton, 19; Ricardo Cantu, 31; Tara Romano, 21; Miguel Hernandez, 20; Gilberto Franco-Fonseca, 30; Jose Richardo-Garcia, 24; Lanaye Woods, 21; Unique Moore, 26; Pennie Rivera, 24; Liza Valivia, 29; Kimberly Harolds, 28; Dennie Lee Rivera, 24; and Lindsey Ridenour, 28.

James Bradley, 30; Sione Tuakalal, 36; and Phillip Story, 26 were all arrested on suspicion of loitering with the intent to engage in prostitution.

Deberge Frazier, 35, was arrested on suspicion of pandering.

Carla Berrett, 42; Dario Drakes, 44; and Dominic Mapp-Parker, 24, were all arrested for a parole violations.

Agencies participating in the operation were: Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, Turlock Police Department, Patterson Police Services, Riverbank Police Services, Waterford Police Services, Stanislaus Probation Department, Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office and Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus.