Bakersfield police arrest 2 people on suspicion of trafficking girls for sex

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Bakersfield police said officers arrested two people on suspicion of human trafficking following an undercover sting Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said detectives served a search warrant at around 2 p.m. in the 3400 block of Dartmouth Avenue in connection to an undercover operation targeting online prostitution.

Two female juveniles were found and were determined to be victims of human sex trafficking, police said.

Carlos Abreu, 57, and 18-year-old Sharon Cruz — both Bakersfield residents — were arrested and booked for multiple charges including human trafficking of a minor and conspiracy.

The investigation is onging.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Det. McIntyre at 326-3921 or Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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