Over a six-day period, a 16-year-old boy prostituted his girlfriend out to as many as 20 men against her will before police kicked in a motel door and rescued her, according to police reports.
Nikko Xavier Anaya, 16, of Manteca has been charged as an adult with felony human trafficking and dissuading a witness. Also charged with human trafficking in the case are Brianna Day Morales, 20, of Chico; Fabio Bettencourt Silveira, 20, of Chico; and Elijah Joel Wolfson, 19, of Manteca.
Both Anaya and Silveira appeared in court Friday, but their hearings were continued.
According to reports filed by the San Luis Obispo Police Department, the following occurred:
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The 15-year-old victim, of Manteca, said she met Anaya on Instagram about four months ago. On July 23, Anaya asked her whether she wanted to go to Santa Cruz, and she agreed. There, they met with Morales and Wolfson.
After eating dinner, for which Anaya paid, the group checked into a motel. There, Anaya told the girl that because he paid for her dinner, she owed him. Soon, a man would knock on the door, he said, and she would have sex with him for $180.
The man did arrive, and the victim said she had sex with him because Anaya supported her. Afterward, she said, she began to freak out, so Anaya gave her some cocaine to calm her.
The next day, the victim rode with Anaya, Morales and Wolfson to San Luis Obispo County, where she was driven to several houses to have sex with men.
Anaya had set up an advertisement for the sex on a website. The ad, featuring photos of the girl in underwear, described her as a 19-year-old “petite filipina.”
“I’m 1000% real!” the ad claimed. “Guaranteed or free. So if your (sic) tired of fakes & poor service, call the best girl in town.”
Later, Silveira joined the group. One night, the victim said, she was forced to have sex with nine men, who paid up to $180 for a half-hour.
Anaya and Silveira split the money, she told police. The victim was never paid.
At times, she said, she saw the defendants with guns.
Meanwhile, in Manteca, the girl was reported as a missing person, described as a 5-foot-tall Filipino-American with braces.
While the others left to get food on Tuesday, the girl was able to make a quick call to her father in Manteca while at a Monterey Street motel. The girl’s father then called police in Manteca, who informed police in San Luis Obispo that a girl was being held against her will.
While Anaya has been charged as an adult, he appeared in court away from the other adult defendants Friday. After a public defender was appointed to him, he was ordered back to the juvenile services center, where he is being held on $100,000 bail.
Anaya is due in court again Aug. 12.
During Friday’s arraignment, Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy revealed that Silveira also has another case pending in San Luis Obispo County. In that case, filed June 30, the District Attorney’s Office charged Silveira with two felonies for bringing drugs, alcohol or paraphernalia to County Jail and three misdemeanors for false representation to a peace officer, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and possession of marijuana.
According to court records, Silveira failed to appear for his July 1 arraignment in that case, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
His bail was set at $100,000 for the trafficking case and $50,000 for the previous case. He is set to appear in court again Aug. 5.
Morales has posted bail and is set to appear in court Aug. 12. Wolfson, who was detained on an arrest warrant in San Joaquin County, is currently detained in jail there but will be arraigned in San Luis Obispo County.