recent prostitution sting conducted by the Citrus Heights Police
Department resulted in 10 arrests, including four men accused of
soliciting the services of prostitution.
operation, carried out last week, was part of the fourth annual
Reclaim and Rebuild Enforcement Operation and was conducted in
coordination with the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task
Force. The objective was to identify and rescue commercially
sexually exploited victims of human trafficking and to disrupt the
demand for their services, according to a Police Department news
enforcement effort focused on identifying and arresting the pimps,
who coordinate the prostitution services, and the “Johns,” who
seek the services. Using the internet and other tactics, including
undercover operations, Citrus Heights police made 10 arrests. The
arrests were for offenses including prostitution, probation
violations, and felony and misdemeanor warrant arrests, the news
arrested on suspicion of offering pay for sex acts were identified
by police as 39-year-old Hamel Yan of Elk Grove, 19-year-old
Darrick Chavis of Vacaville, 42-year-old Steven Birdsong of
Antelope and 57-year-old Daniel Pellissier of Sacramento.
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