Two Hemet men were each sentenced on Friday to 15 years and four months in state prison each. The pair used more over 15 women…10 of them underage girls to work as prostitutes throughout Southern California. They operated out of motels in Hemet. A third co-defendant was determined to be mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Rodrick Rozel Morris, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts of pimping and one count of inducing a minor to engage in commercial sex acts. Daniel Lee Simpson, 19, admitted to three counts of pimping, two counts or procuring a person for the purpose of prostitution, and one count of inducing a minor to engage in commercial sex acts.
In January of 2018, the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT), working in cooperation with the Hemet Police Department, recovered two females involved in commercial sex trafficking along the corridor of W. Florida Avenue in the city of Hemet.
At that time, Dolberry, was taken into custody and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for violations of pimping, pandering, human trafficking of a minor, oral copulation and unlawful sexual intercourse. Hemet Police officers located Dolberry at a motel in the 800 block of West Florida Avenue.
Simpson, 18, was taken into custody by deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station and booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.
The two females suspected to be involved in the prostitution were identified as an 18-year-old and 15-year-old juvenile, whose identities will not be released.
The girl’s driver was also arrested. He was later identified as Luis Chavez-Avila, (30), a resident of San Jacinto.
The operation was providing sexual services in parts of Orange and San Diego counties.