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Livermore Police Announce Human Trafficking Arrests After Year-Long Investigation

by ECT

At about 11:00 am Wednesday, after a one year investigation, the Livermore Police Department, along with multiple law enforcement agencies and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, executed search warrants in six different locations spanning three separate cities.

Anna Lingling Huang (DOB: 12/10/1968) and Brian Scott Jones (DOB:02/05/1969) were arrested and booked on the following charges:

• Human Trafficking for the Purposes of Pimping
• Pimping and Pandering
• Money Laundering
• Tax Evasion

This investigation started in 2018 as a result of complaints from the community of suspected prostitution occurring at two separate massage business in Livermore (Elite Foot and Back located at 122 South Vasco Road and Paradise City Foot and Back located at 51 Wright Brothers #F). This investigation was assigned to an Livermore Police detective. The detective began his investigation by coordinating several undercover operations.

Based on those operations, the detective began to suspect additional illegal activity was occurring, to include sexual exploitation. Livermoere Detectives continued to investigate by conducting surveillance and undercover operations.

After many months of undercover operations, hundreds of hours of surveillance, and over 25 search warrants, LPD detectives identified Anna Huang and Brian Jones as key players in the massage businesses.

Detectives learned that Anna Huang was the owner of the two Livermore massage parlors in question. Huang was also identified as the owner of two massages parlors in Tracy, CA and one massage parlor Brentwood, CA.

Based on the investigation, police believe Anna Huang is involved in commercial sexual exploitation, and money laundering. They also believe Brian Jones is complicit in the sexual exploitation and money laundering, and he has also committed tax evasion.

Both were arrested without incident in their home for the above listed offenses.

This investigation is still active and the Livermore Police Department is currently conducting interviews and following up on additional evidence.

Any victims identified during the course of this investigation have been offered social services and other resources to cope with their situation. At the completion of this investigation, the case will be in the hands of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for the final charging decisions.

Information provided by the Livermore Police Department

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