Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2014
SANTA ANA – A man was convicted and sentenced yesterday for human trafficking and attempting to pimp a minor who was actually an undercover police officer on Facebook. Melvin Eugene Winslow, 31, San Diego, pleaded guilty today to one felony count of attempted human trafficking of a minor. He was sentenced to six years in state prison. The execution of his sentence was suspended pending completion of five years formal probation. He must also register as a lifetime sex offender.
Circumstances of the Case
With the rise in popularity of social media and ease of meeting people on the Internet, many pimps and human traffickers utilize a variety of social media to locate potential victims. Continue reading