Two Fresno men who were arrested earlier this month on suspicion of forcing two teenagers into prostitution were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges of sex trafficking of a minor, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.
Michael Anthony Andrade, 33, and Javier Solis, 28, forced two girls, ages 15 and 17, to prostitute themselves first in Fresno and later in San Luis Obispo. They also forced one of the girls to have the men’s nicknames tattooed on her shoulders, federal officials said.
Wagner said the 15-year-old girl was taken to a Fresno tattoo parlor where the defendants’ nicknames “Dove” and “Joker” were tattooed on her shoulders. The 17-year-old told Fresno police that the other teen was still with the men in San Luis Obispo. Police in San Luis Obispo have found the 15-year-old, federal officials said. No other information was immediately available.