On Sunday, December 15, 2019, the Anaheim Police Department received a tip about a possible sex trafficking operation involving a juvenile victim.
APD patrol officers located the group in question and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) responded to take the lead on the investigation.
Ultimately, a juvenile female and adult female victim were recovered.
Kaylyn Melendez, a 20 year old resident of Los Banos, and Carelli Barajas a 19 year old resident of Morgan Hill, were immediately arrested and charged with pandering and sex trafficking of a minor.
On Thursday, December 19, 2019, Kendell Morris, a 30 year old resident of Stockton, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of pimping, pandering and sex trafficking of the adult and minor.