press release - 07091601

Nho Nguyen, 59

Nho Nguyen, 59

 

 

Edward Farley, 66

Edward Farley, 66

 

 

Allen Obiols, 51

Allen Obiols, 51

 

 

Vatche Agob, 20

Vatche Agob, 20

 

 

Jesus Saldana, 28

Jesus Saldana, 28

 

 

Justin Litterelle, 35

Justin Litterelle,35

 

 

Laszlo Nagy-Berta

Laszlo Nagy-Berta,44

 

 

Eric Fowler, 43

Eric Fowler, 43

 

 

Isaac Kielmanowicz,20

Isaac Kielmanowicz,20

 

 

Keisuke Hata, 21

Keisuke Hata, 21

 

 

20 Men Arrested Following Prostitution Sting at Goleta Hotel

 

Lompoc - July 5th, 2016


 Twenty people were arrested for prostitution related crimes following a reverse “John” sting conducted by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives with the Special Investigations Bureau and Santa Barbara Police Officers on July 7th and 8th at an undisclosed hotel in the City of Goleta. 

 

The sting involved investigators placing an online add on backpage.com a website known for online prostitution related advertisements.  The advertisement listed the availability of a female willing to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money.  Once the ad was placed, a female undercover detective negotiated with an inquiring person or “John” a sexual act for an amount of money.  After the negotiation, the undercover detective gave the person her location at the hotel.  Once the “John” arrived at the location, that person was arrested for solicitation of prostitution.  It should be noted that all subjects arrested were cooperative when contacted by arresting detectives.

 

The following males were booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for violation of 647(b) PC, solicitation of prostitution. 

 

59-year-old Nho Nguyen of Santa Barbara     

66-year-old Edward Farley of Santa Barbara   

51-year-old Allen Obiols of Santa Barbara    

20-year-old Vatche Agob  of Isla Vista

28-year-old Jesus Saldana  of Santa Barbara   

35-year-old Justin Litterelle of Philadelphia 

31-year-old Ger Hang of Lompoc     

44-year-old Laszlo Nagy-Berta of Ventura

43-year-old Eric Fowler of Fresno     

20-year-old Isaac Kielmanowicz of Santa Barbara 

21-year-old Keisuke Hata  of Goleta   

34-year-old Ramon Chavez-Antolino of Santa Barbara 

48-year-old Christopher Blaul of Santa Barbara  

57-year-old Peter Gaum of Santa Barbara 

20-year-old Matthew Wu of Santa Barbara     

23-year-old Jose Torres of Goleta 

56-year-old Antonio Perez-Collado of Goleta  

44-year-old Juan Pimentel of Goleta  

40-year-old Juan Zepeda-Corona of Solvang 

23-year-old Jeremiah Frazier of Santa Barbara

 

Over the years the number of online prostitution related advertisements have grown significantly in Santa Barbara County including the areas of Goleta and Santa Barbara.  Many women who engage in prostitution are victims of various types of abuse and Human Trafficking.  One issue that drives Human Trafficking is the demand for women to engage in prostitution.  By conducting these types of operations, the intention is to deter people or the “Johns” from searching for a prostitute, thereby reducing the demand and hopefully reducing the amount of women who fall victim to the abuse of Human Trafficking.

For Media Inquires Contact PIO Kelly Hoover

 

Business Hours: (805) 681-4100
EMAIL:pio@sbsheriff.org

Ramon Chavez-Antolino,34

Ramon Chavez-Antolino,34

 

 

Christopher Blaul,48

Christopher Blaul,48

 

 

Peter Gaum,57

Peter Gaum,57

 

 

Matthew Wu,20

Matthew Wu,20

 

 

Jose Torres,23

Jose Torres,23

 

 

Antonio Perez-Collado,56

Antonio Perez-Collado,56

 

Juan Pimentel,44

Juan Pimentel,44

 

 

Juan Zepeda-Corona,40

Juan Zepeda-Corona,44

 

 

 

Jeremiah Frazier,23

Jeremiah Frazier,23

 

 

 

 

Ger Hang,31

Ger Hang,31

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