LCSO: Two Men Charged in Connection With Running Suspected Prostitution Ring in Sterling Home

LCSO: Two Men Charged in Connection With Running Suspected Prostitution Ring in Sterling Home

A Sterling man and a Herndon man were arrested July 6 and several female suspects were identified as part of a year-long investigation into a suspected prostitution ring, according to a press release today (July 10) from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation centered on a residence in Sterling, according to the LCSO.
Luis A. Bonilla-Hernandez, 32, of Sterling, and Eliazar Duran-Mota, 22, of Herndon, were arrested July 6 and charged with two counts of felony receiving money from earnings of a female prostitute and two misdemeanor counts of using vehicles to promote prostitution. Duran-Mota was also charged with cruelty to animals after he was witnessed harming a dog during the investigation.
LCSO detectives began the investigation in August 2017 after receiving reports of a suspected prostitution ring operating out of a residence in the 600 block of West Nettle Tree Road. Search warrants were executed by members of the LCSO Special Victims Unit in coordination with the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force at the Sterling home July 6 and with the Fairfax County Police Department at an additional home on Framingham Court in Herndon.
The adult females would travel from other states and meet with Bonilla-Hernandez and Duran-Mota in Maryland. The men would then take the women to different locations in the Loudoun County area.
Both men were released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center by a Loudoun Magistrate on a $7,500 secured bond.

Joseph Dill
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