On Thursday, April 9, 2015, members of the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) received information that a 15-year-old female runaway juvenile was possibly being sexually exploited in the Good Hope area of unincorporated Riverside County.
During the ensuing investigation, RCAHT task force officers located prostitution postings on a popular classified advertisement website depicting photographs of a female whom officers recognized as the missing juvenile. In some of these advertisements, the victim was shown in the accompaniment of an adult female, later identified as Jamesha Katherine Glean, age 33.
Acting upon this information, on May 13, 2015, RCAHT Task Force officers served a search warrant at Glean’s residence located in the 23100 block of Marshall St., Perris. Glean was contacted at the residence and taken into custody without incident. The residence was searched and evidence related to the investigation was seized.
Glean was subsequently booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta on charges of human trafficking of a minor, pimping of a minor, maintaining a brothel, and child endangerment. Bail has been set in the amount of $50,000.00. Child Protective Services responded to the location and took Glean’s five children into protective custody.
The Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force was formed in 2010 to address crimes involving the exploitation of victims via force, fraud, or coercion. These cases often involve the commercial sex trafficking of children, as well as incidents of forced labor, indentured servitude, debt bondage, or slavery. The RCAHT Task Force is a multidisciplinary task force which combines the investigative resources of both local and federal law enforcement. The RCAHT Task Force also provides victim services and education/outreach through partnerships with the non-profit groups Operation SafeHouse and Million Kids.
The law enforcement component of RCAHT is currently composed of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the Hemet Police Department, the Riverside Police Department, the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This investigation of this incident is continuing. Anyone with additional information about this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Daniel Engels at (951) 955-1700.