A girl is safe and her alleged trafficker is facing felony charges after the Long Beach Police Department took the man into custody last month.
Calvin Lane of Gardena brought the unidentified girl to Los Angeles to “work as a commercial sex worker,” and while she was being trafficked, “she was physically and sexually assaulted,” the LBPD said in a news release.
The girl was later brought to Long Beach for sex work, and on July 9, police located her at 67th Street and Long Beach Boulevard after receiving a report of a person in distress.
Once investigators identified Lane as the girl’s trafficker, they located him at his Gardena home and took him into custody.
“During the arrest, officers discovered an additional adult victim,” police said.
Lane, who is 37 years old but was initially identified as being 27, faces charges of human trafficking of a minor with violence and pimping an adult.
He was being held in Men’s Central Jail in lieu of $1.1 million bail with a court appearance scheduled for Aug. 10.
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