Two 17-year-old human trafficking victims were rescued and a suspect who lives in Rialto was arrested, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
On July 31, the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force received information about the two victims and worked to locate them. During the course of the investigation, one of the missing juveniles was located and placed with family members.
The Task Force members continued to conduct surveillance and located the second juvenile near the area of Vineyard Avenue and Holt Boulevard in Ontario. Investigators observed the juvenile with Brandon McDonald, 24, and made contact with both of them.
Believing McDonald was possibly involved in exploiting the victim, investigators who were assisted by uniformed Ontario Police Department officers detained and questioned him. He and the victim were transported to the Ontario P.D. for an additional interview.