Family Counselor Charged With Pimping Teen

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A family counselor has been charged with human trafficking, pimping and sex counts for forcing a 15-year-old Southern California girl into prostitution and selling sexual services on the Internet.

San Bernardino County prosecutors say 42-year-old Daron Lamar Whitworth was arrested and booked Thursday on 42 counts. There are arrest warrants for two suspected accomplices.

A news release says Whitworth works as a counselor for the nonprofit EMQ FamiliesFirst agency, which provides mental-health, foster care and social services to young children and families in the county.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department began an investigation last summer when a juvenile was arrested for street prostitution in Hemet. The investigation showed most of the crimes had taken place in San Bernardino County.

Investigators believe there may be more victims.


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