MANHATTAN BEACH (CBS13) – Ventura County detectives have arrested a Sacramento man for human trafficking.
The suspect, James Powell, is accused of trafficking two adult women and three underage teenage girls.READ MORE: PG&E Charged In Zogg Wildfire Last Year That Killed 4
Four of those victims are also from Sacramento County, authorities say, while the fifth is from Rohnert Park.READ MORE: Carmichael Restaurant Forced To Pay $167,211 In Back Wage And Fines For Allegedly Breaking Overtime Laws
According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, the investigation started in Camarillo with the discovery a 14-year-old runaway.
That led detectives to two more victims in Ventura County. Powell and another victim were later found in Manhattan Beach.MORE NEWS: CDC Backs Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots For Millions Of Seniors And Some Others
Powell is now in a Ventura County Jail.