‘Stop The John’ Project To ID Defendants Convicted Of Solicitation
SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — If you attempt to hire a prostitute in San Bernardino County, consider yourself warned: your face could soon be plastered all over the Internet.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday released the name and photograph of a defendant convicted of solicitation in what it calls an “effort to reduce the demand for victims of human trafficking.”
Jimmy Galindo, 32, of Alhambra, was the first defendant to be publicly identified under the county’s “Stop-The-John Project” after being sentenced to 30 days in jail and a $275 fine for his conviction on solicitation charges on Feb. 13.
Under the project, any defendant convicted for either patronizing or soliciting for prostitution will have their photograph and booking information posted online. All photos and information will automatically be removed after one year from the conviction date, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
“It’s time that we try and put a stop to the demand that is associated with the sexual exploitation of our young women,” District Attorney Michael Ramos said. “Our message is simple: If you’re a so-called john thinking about soliciting sex in San Bernardino County, you better think twice.”
Click here for more details on the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s “Stop-The-John Project”.