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DA: Trio arrested in San Ramon Valley-based sex trafficking ring

Original post made on Aug 26, 2015

A local couple and another man have been arrested on suspicion of taking part in a large-scale sex trafficking ring centered in San Ramon and Danville over the past 14 years, authorities announced Tuesday afternoon.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 11:21 PM

Comments (21)

Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:43 am

WOW 14 YEARS IN BUSINESS WITHOUT BEING DISCOVERED.

INTERESTING HOW THIS CAN HAPPEN. I AM SURE THEY REPORTED THEIR THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS OF INCOME DOLLARS TO THE IRS LIKE GOOD PAYING TAXPAYERS.

14 YEARS OF HUMAN TRAFFICING...GOOD POLICE WORK... :(

Julia Pardini from Alamo


Posted by da truth
a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:43 am

Just goes to show you, some of the most vile criminals live right here among us, posed as god-fearing citizens in our little bubble...


Posted by Diane
a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Good work, San Ramon PD! I hope these criminals never see the light of day again.


Posted by Pablo
a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Just a coincidence the arrest was made on the first day of a new school year? Home is right in the middle of 4 schools.


Posted by Longtime Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

But Pablo, it's okay with you if pimps set up shop "in the middle of 4 schools?"


Posted by Chris Andrews
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 26, 2015 at 7:52 pm

It took HOW many YEARS!?


Posted by sponge_bob_roundpants
a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:18 am

authorities have been hard at work on this one:
Web Link
from 11/21/2010.
Unbelievable.


Posted by Diane
a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:43 am

Unfortunately, the world of human trafficking with the lucrative nature of this particular crime, has become quite sophisticated in ways to fly under the radar and evade police.

Rather than speaking disrespectfully regarding our police, Julia, perhaps you can educate yourself for a change and stop speaking on the many subjects of which you know nothing at all. I, for one, could use a break from your terminal bad mood.


Posted by James
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:44 am

It looks like San Ramon PD started the investigation in April of this year, after receiving information from a victim. The "14 years" comment in the media is very misleading.


Posted by Ramone
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Curious on why San Ramon is getting top billings even though the couple is from Danville? This gives San Ramon a bad name.


Posted by Jack
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 28, 2015 at 6:36 am

Could it be because San Ramon PD broke the case?


Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 28, 2015 at 9:24 am

Diane you must be friends or a family member of the Danville Express Town Square Moderator.

If I said anything like you just said about me...my posted comment would have been removed.

Thank you, Julia Pardini

Oh Diane, I assume you think 14 years of criminal activities without being detected is just fine...Strange thinking...


Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Aug 28, 2015 at 9:32 am

California does not legally recognize "common law marriages", and in fact very few states do. Journalist routinely incorrectly use this term. Yet, at the same time they will use the phrase "alleged suspect" when video shows the police catching a criminal in the act. Trying to be political correct, journalism is becoming less accurate.


Posted by LocalYokel
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

One of the guys arrested looked like he came out of Hollywood casting as "the pimp".
As for 14 years under the radar, no surprise since there were no victims coming to the police. This guy is a monster as are his associates, not human beings. What can the police do without witnesses? Possibly attack them via their online activity. They have to use credit cards to post ads, right? They have ads where the girls are right? Cops could do under cover or just show up and separate the masters from the slaves to see who would talk. Point is, with all the online advertisements, the COPS aren't clueless where these people are.


Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Danville
on Aug 30, 2015 at 6:34 am

Interesting article in the paper yesterday detailing the extensive rap sheet of the pimp. I was struck by the fact the house is owned by a CEO of a publicly traded company, he bought it in June and then rented it to the pimp. In a town where demand for rentals far exceed supply one would think you check a criminal record of a tenant before handing him the keys to a brand new $1.6 million dollar home. The plot thickens...


Posted by ASG
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 30, 2015 at 5:57 pm

I saw the guy the first day of school at Coyote Creek Elementary in San Ramon, not Danville. You could tell he was pimp from a mile away, he was dressed like a typical pimp. I just found out a few days agofrom the internet photo it was the same guy, he has twin kids, one is in my son's 2nd grade class. FML


Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Aug 31, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Neighbor-
I agree with your post. I believe what happens far too often is that landlords focus almost entirely on prospective tennant's credit history (whether they do it themselves or hire some lame agency) to the exclusion of all other criteria. So to the Einstein who owns Pimp Manor, and other slow witted property owners, you need to do at least two other things: Check their background for criminal activity as Neighbor suggested, and contact a prior landlord (NOT the propective tennant's current one) for a reference. If you are too lazy to do that, you get what you sow. Unfortunately, your neighbors may have to suffer from your lack of diligence too.
This guy started in other states, apparently with an associate or three, and his moving around no doubt caused the investigation to drag out. But I'm kind of with Julia here too - 14 years does seem excessive.


Posted by JRM
a resident of Danville
on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:43 pm

So... Obviously the CEO had a con call with the Board today....but what I want to know us what did he tell his wife?


Posted by JRM
a resident of Danville
on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Correction...what I wanted to say was what did he tell his wife? Perhaps no questions were asked..


Posted by David
a resident of Danville
on Sep 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

I've seen prostitutes walking the streets of Danville for years.

Open your eyes people.

Well, they dress like prostitutes anyways.)


Posted by stacy
a resident of Danville
on Oct 1, 2016 at 9:57 pm

Its happening daily in the massage parlors in Danville.
My husband was solicited!
Sad thing is its well known!


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