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San Jose PD Arrests Four Suspects for Human Trafficking & Other Crimes
Filed under Press Release, on 1/16/2020 4:35:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Human Trafficking CASE NUMBER: 19-299-0995
LOCATION: San Jose, CA
 
 
VICTIM #1: Withheld AGE: 39 Years
VICTIM #2: Withheld AGE: 54 Years
VICTIM #3: Withheld
AGE: 24 Years
VICTIM #4: Withheld
AGE: 46 Years
VICTIM #5: Withheld
AGE: 32 Years
VICTIM #6: Withheld
AGE: 25 Years


SUSPECT #1: Monica "Amy" Dien Tien Ho AGE: 47 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
 
 
SUSPECT #2: Richard Yoo AGE: 40 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
 
 
SUSPECT #3: Kimberly Nguyen AGE: 68 Years
ADDRESS: Las Vegas, NV resident
 
 
SUSPECT #4: Thu Thi Nguyen AGE: 57 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
Suspect Monica "Amy" Dien Tien Ho Suspect Richard Yoo Suspect Kimberly Nguyen Suspect Thu Thi Nguyen

 

San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigations Unit/Human Trafficking Task Force arrested the above suspects for crimes related to human trafficking, pimping, pandering and maintaining a house of ill repute.

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at about 5:30 PM, San Jose police officers served two search warrants at suspected residential brothels located at 1901 S. King Road and 5656 Silver Leaf Road in San Jose. The brothels were identified during a human trafficking investigation.

The preliminary investigation revealed six survivors of human trafficking and four suspects directly involved with maintaining and operating a house of ill repute, pimping, pandering and human trafficking.   

Suspect Monica “Amy” Dien Tien Ho believed to be the Madam was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for human trafficking - 236.1a PC (felony), pimping - 266h PC (felony), and pandering - 266i PC (felony). Suspect Richard Yoo was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for an outstanding felony warrant involving an assault with a deadly weapon where a firearm was used, pimping - 266h PC (felony), pandering - 266i PC (felony), and maintaining a house of ill repute - 315 PC (misdemeanor). Suspects Kimberly Nguyen and Thu Thi Nguyen were believed to be house managers of the illicit brothels and were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for pimping - 266h PC (felony), pandering - 266i PC (felony), and maintaining a house of ill repute - 315 PC (misdemeanor).

All survivors were connected with victim advocates, which was coordinated by Community Solutions.  All of the victim advocates are specially trained in the area of human trafficking.   

Anyone with information about this case or other cases involving these suspects is asked to contact Detective Gurbaksh Sohal or Detective Ana Perez of the San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigations Unit/ Human Trafficking Task Force at (408) 277-4102 or email stopslavery@sanjoseca.gov.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers. 

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Brian Anderson #3459
DATE: 01/16/2020 TIME: 4:30 PM DATE: 01/16/2020 TIME: 4:30 PM


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