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The Coachella Valley Unified School District east of Palm Springs announced Thursday its security director was on administration leave after he was arrested on suspicion of soliciting prostitution during a human trafficking operation crackdown.

“The district’s first priority and purpose is to provide a safe environment where students can learn and achieve,” a district statement said. “We will continue to monitor this situation and take further action as needed.”

Adam Sambrano Jr., 39, of Indio was arrested on Jan. 27 on Gerald Ford Drive in Palm Desert. He made $2,500 bail and is scheduled to make his initial court appearance at the Larson Justice Center in Indio on July 15, jail records show. He has not yet been charged. The school district includes cities such as Indio, Thermal and Salton City.

Sambrano, who has no documented felony convictions in Riverside County, was one of 64 people taken into custody during a local and statewide “Operation Reclaim & Rebuild.”

Riverside County’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force joined other agencies in Southern California and across the state with the goal of cracking down on suspects involved in prostitution rings and escort services, as well as rescuing the victims who were forced into prostitution..

The series of law enforcement operations in the Coachella Valley included arrests in La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Palm Desert, Riverside and Temecula, although law enforcement efforts were undertaken statewide.

Authorities placed decoy advertisements on websites popularly used for soliciting prostitution, the department said. Prospective customers who responded to the ads were actually communicating with law enforcement personnel.

In all, 62 people were arrested on suspicion of soliciting prostitution, while one person was arrested on suspicion of lewd purposes, and another for allegedly aiding a person to commit prostitution, the department said.

Meanwhiile, authorities Thursday announced that 145 arrests were made in Los Angeles County during the recent statewide operation investigating human trafficking.

“Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” involved more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, and resulted in 450 arrests statewide, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

“The goal of the operation was simply to rescue and recover victims of human trafficking and to arrest their traffickers or individuals who have exploited them,” LAPD Deputy Chief Kris Pitcher said at a news conference Thursday morning.

During the seven-day operation, the LAPD made 91 arrests, the Long Beach Police Department made 13 arrests, the L.A. Regional Human Trafficking Task Force made 36 arrests and the Pomona Police Department made five arrests.

Statewide, 39 victims of human trafficking were rescued during the operation, including 13 juveniles, officials said. In Los Angeles County, 14 victims of human trafficking were rescued, 12 by the LAPD and two by the Pomona Police Department.

The L.A. Regional Human Trafficking Task Force includes personnel from the U.S. Attorney’s office, the California Attorney General’s office, the California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the LAPD, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

Operation Reclaim and Rebuild was conducted as part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

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