Today’s Date: September 7, 2018
Submitted By: Det. David Gonzalez
Phone: (530) 795-2261
Title: Suspect in Human Trafficking Case Sentenced
On September 4, 2018, Jeremiah Bessolo-Marsh was sentenced in Yolo County Superior Court for multiple felony charges.
Bessolo-Marsh had been arrested by the Winters Police Department on May 4, 2018 after a seven month long human trafficking investigation involving a minor. He was charged with numerous felonies including: human trafficking of a minor for commercial sex; distribution of child pornography; unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor; oral copulation with a minor; furnishing controlled substances to a minor; and dissuading a witness. Bessolo- Marsh was also charged with two misdemeanor violations contributing to the delinquency of a minor and violating a court order.
According to Yolo County Deputy District Attorney Rachel Raymond, Bessolo-Marsh pled guilty to the following felony charges: furnishing controlled substances to a minor, unlawful sex with a minor, and dissuading a victim. In exchange, the other charges were dismissed.
Bessolo-Marsh was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 8 years 8 months in state prison and placed on 5 years’ formal probation. As terms of his probation, Bessolo-Marsh will complete drug and alcohol treatment, register as a sex offender for at least 10 years and will have no contact with the victim.
The Winters Police Department would like to extend our thanks to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office, in particular their High Tech Crime Unit and Human Trafficking Units, the Yolo County Multi Discipline Interview Center, the Yolo County Child Welfare Services, and the Hercules Police Department for their assistance regarding this case.