FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2015
ARREST MADE AND CHARGES FILED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF A MINOR CASE
On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department Vice Investigations Section arrested 38-year-old Long Beach resident Jeff Floyd Beadle for trafficking a 17-year-old girl and today charges were filed.
Detectives initiated an investigation after seeing an advertisement for prostitution on the Internet. During their investigation detectives learned the victim had been forced to provide sex for money and was working out of an old dilapidated motor home where she was living with the suspect. Beadle, who is currently on active parole for committing a lewd and lascivious act, was identified as the suspect and was subsequently arrested. The victim was rescued and will be provided services through the Los Angeles County First Responder Protocol For Sexually Exploited Children.
Today, detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Beadle was charged with human trafficking of a minor and pimping and pandering a minor. Beadle will be arraigned on Monday, October 26, 2015 at Long Beach Superior Court and is currently being held at the Los Angeles County Men’s Jail without bail.
The Long Beach Police Department is a proud member of the Commercially Sexually Exploited Child Task Force formed in 2013 by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. The protocol, designed by the task force, provides immediate victim centered services to minors who have been sexually exploited. Long Beach Vice Detectives have used the protocol seventeen (17) times this year for minor victims they have recovered and it has been a success.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or anyone who is or has been a victim of human trafficking is urged to call the Long Beach Police Vice Investigations Detail for help at (562) 570-7219.