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Published On: Thu, Nov 10th, 2016

California human trafficking sting update: Anthony Lott sentenced to over 9 years

A California man arrested after a human trafficking sting operation in 2015 has been sentenced to over nine years in prison, according to new details released in a statement from the Office of the District Attorney County of Tulare.

Anthony Lott, 25, was sentenced to 9 years and 4 months in prison for human trafficking after his arrest in October of last year. The man was tracked inside of his vehicle with a female, parked in a hotel parking lot.

An undercover police officer was approached by the unnamed female passenger, offering him sex for money.

“I commend law enforcement for being diligent in this case and bringing justice to the victims,” District Attorney Tim Ward said. “Human trafficking is real, and it can happen in any community. If you suspect a person is being exploited for sex or labor, contact law enforcement immediately.”

Lott was in possession of a loaded firearm when arrested. Police reported that he trafficked two minors between 2013 and 2014.

Lott pleaded no contest in June to two felony counts of human trafficking of minors for a sex act, two felony counts of pandering by procuring a minor over the age of 16, one felony count of pimping, one felony count of having a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and a misdemeanor count of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle in a city limit.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST.

For additional information about wanted suspected child predators, download HSI’s Operation Predator smartphone app or visit the online suspect alerts page.

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