On October 27, 2020, officers arrested Marcus Harris, 20-year-old resident of Long Beach for human trafficking of a minor, pimping and pandering of an adult, as well as a gang allegation. On October 29, 2020, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of human trafficking of a minor, one count of pimping of an adult, as well as a gang allegation. Harris is being held on $290,000 bail as well as a parole violation.
The events began on July 1, 2020, when officers from the North Division Directed Enforcement Team (DET) made a traffic stop on Harris who was determined to be on parole. Officers conducted a parole compliance check and found evidence that Harris was engaged in the pimping and pandering of a female adult. Vice detectives began investigating this case, obtaining two search warrants, which led to the discovery of additional evidence related to pimping and pandering.
On October 27, 2020, North Division DET officers, Vice detectives, and California Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit officers arrested Harris in the City of Long Beach. During the arrest, officers rescued a 17-year-old unreported missing female minor with Harris. Through their investigation, officers determined the female juvenile was the victim of human trafficking. The juvenile victim was reunited with relatives and provided victim-centered services.
The Long Beach Police Department would like to thank our partners at the California Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit for their resources and support in the apprehension of Harris.
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.