A human trafficking suspect was being sought by authorities after a victim was rescued in Rancho Cucamonga on Dec. 2, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
At about 5 a.m., investigators from the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force responded to a request for assistance from deputies at the Rancho Cucamonga Station.
Deputies had responded to a disturbance at a local hotel, where they contacted the victim. Initially, deputies believed the incident was a domestic disturbance, but then they learned the 20-year-old woman, a resident of Los Angeles County, was a victim of human trafficking.
The suspect, Sethtaniel Tyrece Davis, 38, of Los Angeles County, left the location prior to deputies arriving.
The victim was transported to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station, where she confirmed the original call for service was a result of Davis allegedly assaulting her. The victim sustained injuries because of the assault and received medical treatment. She was rescued and provided victim services prior to being safely released from the station.
Davis has yet to be located and investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating him. This investigation is ongoing. Investigators believe there are other unidentified victims related to this case and are asking that anyone with information related to this investigation to contact the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force at (909) 387-8400. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME or leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.