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A human trafficking investigation has led to the rescue of a minor and the arrest of a male adult suspect.
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CORRECTION 8/3/23 at 11:45 a.m.:

The suspect’s age has been updated in bold below. 

A human trafficking investigation has led to the rescue of a minor and the arrest of a male adult suspect.  

On July 9, 2023, officers were dispatched to the area of 67th Street and Long Beach Boulevard regarding a person in distress.  

Upon arrival, officers contacted a minor that was a potential human trafficking victim and notified Vice Investigations detectives, who responded to investigate. 

During their investigation, detectives determined the minor was driven to Los Angeles to work as a commercial sex worker by her trafficker. While the victim was being sex trafficked, she was physically and sexually assaulted. Later, the trafficker transported the minor to Long Beach to continue to work as a commercial sex worker. 

The suspect was identified, and detectives obtained an arrest warrant and search warrant for his residence. On July 26, Narcotics detectives, Vice detectives, and North and West Division officers responded to the city of Gardena where they arrested the suspect without incident. During the arrest, officers discovered an additional adult victim.  

The suspect is identified as Calvin Lane, a 37-year-old resident of the city of Gardena, who was booked for human trafficking of a minor with violence and pimping of an adult.  

The minor was released into the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services. The adult victim was offered services by police department personnel.  

On July 28, 2023, detectives from the Vice Investigations Detail presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who charged the suspect with human sex trafficking of a minor with violence and pimping of an adult. Bail is set at $1,100,000 bail. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call the Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7219. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.