Two women suspected of operating a brothel in Jurupa Valley were out of custody Friday.
Mitza Liya Anariba, 49, of La Puente and Martha Lidia Cedillo, 43, of Ontario were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on Thursday on suspicion of operating a house of ill-repute and solicitation of prostitution, both misdemeanors.
Anariba and Cedillo each posted a $5,000 bond, and were released from jail hours later.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s officials, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team were investigating possible sex trafficking operations when they identified a property occupied by the suspects in the area of Collins Street and Limonite Avenue as an alleged house of prostitution.
Along with members of the county’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, deputies served a search warrant at the location about noon, taking the women into custody without incident.
“During the investigation, no victims of sex trafficking were identified,” according to a sheriff’s statement.
Officials said prostitution stings in the area are ongoing.
“Sex trafficking victims are often subjected to severe forms of emotional, physical and sexual abuse,” the statement said. “They are also frequently physically and sexually assaulted by those who solicit them for prostitution.”
Background information on the suspects was unavailable.