Four charged with human trafficking


Katrina Goforth - kgoforth@civitasmedia.com



Joseph Jefferson


Ybarra


Investigators with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations with the assistance of the Altus Police Department brought two of four individuals suspected of human trafficking into custody.

Brittany Nicole Ybarra, 22, and Joseph Lamon Jefferson, 40, were arrested and are currently being held at the Jackson County Jail awaiting initial appearances.

Affidavits from the Jackson County District Attorney’s office for Ybarra and Malcolm Xavier Jefferson, 22, state that the two allegedly acted in concert with Joseph Lamon Jefferson and Andre Dion Jefferson, 21, to commit two counts of the offense of human trafficking for commercial sex with a minor under the age of 18 and a count of conspiring to commit the offense of child prostitution on a certain day, unknown, but between Jan. 29, 2016 and Feb. 20, 2016.

Human trafficking of a minor for commercial sex is a felony punishable by imprisonment for 5 years to life, a fine up to $100,000, or both.

Conspiracy to commit child prostitution is a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years, a fine up to $5,000, or both.

Ybarra has also been charged with the violation of Oklahoma Statute via computer to create ads offering prostitution and/or lewd acts. This charge is punishable by imprisonment up to 5 years, a fine of up $5,000, or both.

Joseph Lamon Jefferson has also been charged with first degree rape, and Andre Dion Jefferson has been charged with second degree rape.

Criminal warrants were issued for the four individuals Feb. 1.

Joseph Jefferson
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Ybarra
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Katrina Goforth

kgoforth@civitasmedia.com

Reach Katrina Goforth at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

Reach Katrina Goforth at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

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