San Francisco Couple Arrested for Human Trafficing

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A San Francisco couple was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trafficking prostitutes at a South San Francisco motel, police said.

Officers went to a motel on Airport Boulevard on Saturday after a clerk reported possible prostitution activity in two rented rooms there, South San Francisco police said.

The clerk had allegedly seen 25-year-old Sate Jones drop off four females who were staying in the two rooms, police said. Investigators contacted the females -- who included a 17-year-old girl -- and they all said they had been recruited to solicit sex by Jones and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Maria Jimenez, police said.

The victims also said they had been supplied with illegal drugs in order keep them working all night, police said.

When Jones and Jimenez returned to the hotel later that day, they were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, pimping and pandering, police said.

They were each booked into San Mateo County Jail on $80,000 bail.

The case remains under investigation, and police are searching for a third suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900.


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