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Update: Alleged Brothel Busted By Federal Investigators

By Jerry Olenyn, jolenyn@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jan 31 2013 11:42:35 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 01 2013 11:43:49 AM CST
Chico Brothel pic
CHICO, Calif. -

FBI agents have broken up an alleged prostitution ring that included brothels in five Northern California cities from Chico to Stockton.

Federal authorities arrested three people for harboring illegal aliens.   

Agents found alleged brothels in Chico, Fairfield, Sacramento, Yuba City, and Stockton.   Most of the prostitutes were from Mexico.  The address investigated in Chico is on Shoshone Avenue, just off West 11th Avenue.

Investigators said the women were moved from brothel to brothel at weekly intervals and were not allowed to leave.    

Confidential informants, some wearing tape recorders, were used to gather evidence.

According to the indictment, the three suspects are Roberto Urbina-Gonzalez, Everardo Ibarra Regaldo and Corina Dominguez. 

The suspects are accused of harboring and transporting illegal aliens and employing illegal aliens as prostitutes.

KRCR News Channel 7 visited the Chico apartment where investigators said the illegal activity happened.  Find out what the people there had to say about the allegations, tonight on KRCR News Channel 7.