BPD arrests Fresno resident in connection to human trafficking case in Bakersfield

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 17:51:02-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Police Department arrested Javonna Lewis, of Fresno, in connection to a human trafficking case involving a 17-year-old in Bakersfield.

According to BPD, on December 23, 2020, BPD officers were alerted to the possible human trafficking of a 17-year old victim within the City of Bakersfield. The victim was safely recovered and has been reunited with family members.

Detectives were able to identify the suspect and obtained a warrant for her arrest.

BPD said on Friday, officers teamed up with the Fresno Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium to arrested 22-year-old Javonna Lewis. She was booked into Kern County Jail for torture, kidnapping, human trafficking with force, human trafficking of a minor, pandering of a minor, and penetration with a foreign object with force.

The investigation is on-going and detectives are working to identify all suspects involved. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. Montgomery at (661) 326-3870 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.