Seven Month Human Trafficking Investigation Results In Arrest

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – May 8, 2018 - Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Winters Police Chief John Miller will hold a public briefing tomorrow, May 9, 2018, to discuss the recent arrest of 21-year-old Contra Costa County resident Jeremiah Bessolo-Marsh.

Last Friday Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bessolo-Marsh on a no bail arrest warrant for numerous felony charges including pimping and pandering; false imprisonment with sex trafficking; production of child pornography; possession of child pornography; knowingly allow a minor to sell nude and/or explicit material; unlawful sex with a minor; oral copulation with a minor; forcible penetration with a foreign object; furnishing illegal narcotics to a minor; and dissuading a victim.

Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise and is an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry. It is very similar to modern day slavery and it exploits our most vulnerable populations. It is a form of organized crime in which human beings are treated as possessions.

Chief Miller and District Attorney Reisig will discuss the investigation, arrest and charges filed against Bessolo-Marsh who is scheduled to be arraigned on May 9, 2018, in Department 1 of the Yolo County Superior Court. They will also discuss the important work being done by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Unit.

Tomorrow’s briefing will take place at 11 am on May 9, 2018, at the Winters Police Department at 702 Main Street, Winters CA 95694.