ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15NF1305
Date: May 19, 2015
FULLERTON – A man and a woman were arraigned yesterday on charges of human trafficking, and attempted pimping and pandering for attempting to exploit a minor girl to be exploited for commercial sex. Lorenze Trannseau Lanier, 33, and Denise Lucy Obregon, 25, both from Los Angeles, were charged and arraigned yesterday May 18, 2015, on one felony count of human trafficking of a minor, one felony count of pandering, and one felony count of attempted pimping. Obregon was charged with an additional misdemeanor count of driving a motor vehicle without a valid license. If convicted, Lanier and Obregon face a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison and an additional six months for Obregon, due to the misdemeanor. The defendants are in custody on $50,000 bail and are scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on May 27, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-3, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
Members of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) and the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) Office work proactively to protect women and minors from falling victim to commercial sexual exploitation. This case was investigated by OCHTTF, a partnership between the Anaheim Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Huntington Beach Police Department, OCDA, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and community and non-profit partners. Continue reading