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News Release
California Man arrested in Roseburg on multiple charges related to human trafficking - 02/13/20

At approximately 0357 hours on February 13th, 2020 Roseburg Police Officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the vicinity of the Roseburg Municipal Airport.  Officers contacted a male, Maurice Pierre Hurth, 41 years old of Suisun City, CA and 3 minor females, in the rental vehicle.  During the contact it was discovered that Hurth had multiple warrants for his arrest out of San Francisco, Fairfield, and Solano, California.  After a brief resistance, Hurth was arrested on those warrants.

During further investigation it was discovered the three minor females were recently reported missing from a youth group home in the Seattle, Washington area.  They were all taken into protective custody and were later transferred to the Douglas County Juvenile Shelter.

Evidence learned from this investigation led to Hurth being charged with the following crimes:  

  • Trafficking in Persons (ORS 163.266) X 3
  • Compelling Prostitution (ORS 167.017) X 3
  • Custodial Interference in the First Degree X 3
  • Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree

Hurth remains lodged at Douglas County Corrections as the investigation continues.



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