Location: Residence in Teviston, Calif

Incident Date: 07-05-15

Case Number: 15-8341

Victim: Confidential

Posted by: Media Relations

Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Teviston area regarding a reported possible kidnapping.  The reporting party stated he was at a residence in Teviston, waiting in his vehicle in the driveway.  While waiting in the vehicle, an adult female carrying a young child, ran from the house and got into his car.  Before the driver could pull out of the driveway, another vehicle pulled into the driveway and blocked him in.  Several people exited the house and attempted to retrieve the female and child.  One of the subjects broke out a window of the R/P vehicle.  One of the subjects opened the R/P’s vehicle door, physically removed the female adult and her child from the vehicle, and escorted them back into the house.  The R/P was able to leave the property and reported this incident.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Detectives responded and contacted the involved parties.  After interviewing all parties, it was discovered the adult female and child were victims of Human Trafficking.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Maria (Elena) Huerta (51) of Teviston, Fabiola Perez (19) of Teviston, and Rigoberto Perez (23) of Teviston.  All suspects were booked into the Tulare County Jail for a violation of PC236.1 False Imprisonment and Human Trafficking, and PC182 Conspiracy.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218, or report the information utilizing the TipNow program at TCSO@tipnow.com