3:58 p.m., Feb. 19
Rosarito police officer arrested for exploiting teen
Six arrested and teen rescued by Tijuana police
A municipal police officer from Playas de Rosarito was arrested, along with five other accomplices, for sexually exploiting a teenage girl on Wednesday, March 13th. An anonymous caller notified police, from the colonia Camino Verde, of cries for help coming from a residence.
The arrested officer, 35 year old Rodolfo Ruiz Morales, attempted to bribe officers to prevent his arrest. Two women were among the six arrested around 3am.
A female teenager was rescued from the residence, whom was being kept against her will. The victim asked officers to rescue other young women that were being exploited nearby. The victim also identified a website, in which the young women were being advertised for exploitation.
Officers are now investigating a network which appears to sexually exploit Central American immigrants.
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