Pair Held for Allegedly Pimping Out 17-year-old Girl Who Replied to Model Ad
A man and woman have been arrested for allegedly pimping out a 17-year-old runaway girl who responded to an online advertisement seeking models for the Angelic Secrets escort agency.
Gilberto Antonio Castillo, 38, and 22-year-old Yolymar Ojeda-Gomez were booked into Orange County Jail after their arrests on suspicion of human trafficking of a minor.
Castillo has remained in custody without bail since his Oct. 18 arrest, while Ojeda-Gomez was released on bond after her Oct. 26 bust, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.
Their arrests came after an Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force investigation was launched in mid-October, when the girl's father contacted the Costa Mesa Police Department to report that his runaway daughter may have been a victim of human trafficking, Wyatt said.
The OCHTTF confirmed the father's fears were true, and after "several days of round the clock investigation," the girl was found in Castillo's company in Mission Viejo," says Wyatt, adding that she has since been rescued.
"Investigators discovered Castillo was involved with an online escort agency which recruited the juvenile victim to the agency when she answered an internet advertisement seeking young models," said Wyatt in reference to Angelic Secrets.
"We are a highly reputable matchmaking agency with high quality, beautiful female companions nationwide," reads the "About us" section of the Angelic Secrets website. "We aim to provide our clients with a professional & friendly service based purely on companionship, for ladies and gentlemen.
"Our ANGELS are usually available at short notice. They are of various ages, looks and personalities, but they are all of smart appearance, polite, well mannered & sociable."
Anaheim Police Department
One claim apparently was not true, if the arrest allegations are correct:
"Our ANGELS are aged between 18 and 45 years old."
The ongoing investigation led to Ojeda-Gomez's arrest in Irvine, Wyatt said.
And, that investigation continues. The OCHTTF requests that anyone with information regarding Castillo, Ojeda-Gomez or Angelic Secrets to contact Sgt. Juan Reveles at 714.765.7974.
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