Authorities detained six suspects, including one from Napa, in a sex trafficking sting operation conducted by several Marin law enforcement agencies.
The operation was conducted last Thursday by San Rafael police, county sheriff's deputies and Novato police. It was part of a broader statewide crackdown called "Operation Reclaim and Rebuild," which ran from Thursday through Sunday.
For part of the operation, detectives placed online advertisements to draw suspected predators to meeting spots. In other cases, detectives responded to ads in an effort to intercept suspected traffickers and their victims.
The Marin team arrested one man on suspicion of pimping, said San Rafael police Sgt. Scott Eberle. The suspect, Raphael Alexander Norman, was booked into Marin County Jail.
Norman, 27, of Oakland, was released pending a review by the Marin County District Attorney's Office. The prosecution filed a criminal complaint on Monday.
Two men were booked on suspicion of trying to arrange sex with a minor. They were identified as Hamilton Monterroso Rodas, 29, of San Rafael, and Andrew Castillo, 24, of Daly City. Both are free pending further review by prosecutors.
Two men were cited on suspicion of soliciting an adult for prostitution. They were identified as Mark Young, 52, of Napa, and Aldelso Lucan Vail, 27, of San Rafael.
Chelsea Reyes, 24, of Vallejo, was cited on suspicion of aiding a prostitute.
Police also contacted two women who were allegedly being brokered for sex. The women were offered services from Community Violence Solutions, a nonprofit organization with offices in San Rafael and the East Bay.