Here’s the latest on accused pimp and human trafficker Ariel Guizar, accused madam Jocelyn Contreras and his alleged top prostitute Araceli Mendoza.
1275 NORTH BERKELEY AVENUE
FULLERTON, CA 92832-1258
A San Jose man and two women are charged with human trafficking, pimping, and pandering of a 15-year-old girl and three additional women using a firearm, intimidation, and/or drugs.
Ariel Guizar, 35, and Araceli Mendoza Alvarez, 23, both of San Jose, are each charged with one felony count of human trafficking of a minor, one felony count of pimping a minor, one felony count of pandering with a minor under 16-years-old by promise, threat or violence to become a prostitute, one felony count of using, inducing or furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, one felony count of pandering as an inmate in a house of prostitution, two felony counts of pimping, and one felony count of pandering as an inmate in a house of prostitution.
Guizar is additionally charged with one felony count of forcible rape, one felony count of sodomy of a person under the age of 16, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, one misdemeanor count of child endangerment by a caretaker with a sentencing enhancement allegation for the personal use of a firearm during the commission of a rape.
Guizar is accused of having two prior felony convictions for possession of a firearm by a felon and obstructing or resisting a peace officer in Santa Clara County in 2009. If convicted, Alvarez faces a maximum sentence of 19 years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. If convicted, Guizar faces a maximum sentence of 45 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.