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The three-justice panel from California's 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected Raylonzo Roberts' contention that the trial court erred in instructing jurors on two of the charges and violated his constitutional rights by admitting prior testimony of four victims who were unavailable to testify at his trial. Perry sentenced Roberts to years to life in state prison in Decembersaying that he perceived the defendant to be a "danger to society. The crimes involving eight victims occurred at various times between August and Julyaccording to Deputy District Attorney Guillermo Santiso. Roberts -- a "third-strike" defendant who had prior convictions for robbery and attempted robbery in the s -- was arrested in August as a result of an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's South Bureau Human Trafficking unit and the Long Beach Police Department.


The issue was also affecting nearby businesses. She added in another tweet that, "it takes community members to get involved.

They should be arrested just like any other criminal. Jones said the site of seeing the young girls selling sex didn't make him angry, but rather sad.

Compton residents angry over alleged prostitution problem

Darshati was unavailable to speak at the time FOX 11 covered this story, but said he would speak at a later time. And whenever deputies patrolled one area, the women and their exploiters would relocate to other areas.

This was an approach one resident said gave the women too much of a break. On Long Beach Boulevard from Rosecrans to Alondra streets, scantily dressed, young women can be seen looking down at their cell phones while walking on both sides on the street. Brown responded, tweeting the city had worked on the issue for years by launching diversion services and other programs dedicated to treatment instead of criminalization.

They're breaking the law. But he said the city was giving him the runaround with getting approved. Mike Dardashti owns property on the street. This here, it doesn't make no sense really.

Long beach pimp's conviction for trafficking teens upheld

I mean this is something that's against the law, as we all know, and nothing is being done about it," he told reporter Leah Uko. If you do try to record them or try to report them, they're not even running away. But then cars would pull up and the women would walk up to the drivers and passengers and begin talking with them sometimes right in the middle of the street.

He said after getting complaints from neighbors about the prostitution traveling to their area, he was going to look into having a fence installed that would close off the property. He told Uko when the women are arrested, they can only be held for 24 to 48 hours then released.

As evening hours approached, more women would come out to attract customers. But if they get that opportunity once and they come back out on the streets to do it again, then I don't understand what the problem is. Problems are easy to identify, working toward solutions takes commitment, hard work.

Neighbors said at first glance, the women could easily blend in as residents dressed with minimal clothing because it was hot outside. One neighbor, who didn't want to be identified on camera due to fear of retaliation, said the women could be seen loitering sex at all hours of the days and nights.

Hall said the bureau was working to tackle the issue by going after the sexual exploiters and customers, rather the women because they were considered as victims, not criminals. Charles Jones, who worked at R. S Community Care Clinic, said many times the women's' pimps would force them to approach patients waiting to go into the clinic.

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Sauntering across the dirty sidewalk, the woman with the short skirt and purple spike-heeled pumps approached a waiting car.


We were meeting Bob Maguglin, who has run the press for the Long Beach Tourism bureau for many years.


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A year-old Compton woman doesn't just talk the talk, she actually "walks" the streets to help young girls and women who are victims of human trafficking and prostitution.