Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

In August of 2017, an investigator with the Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Unit received information that a male subject, later identified as being 31-year-old Trevor Ferrel of Santa Maria, was using an alias Facebook profile to attempt to victimize young females. The investigation revealed he would use the false identity to contact juvenile or teen-aged females in an attempt to solicit nude pictures and to get them to meet and participate in various sex acts. Ferrel would use various tactics to make this happen including threatening to post the nude pictures he was sent, to notify their parents or offering to pay money for sex acts. 

In September of 2017, Ferrel communicated with an undercover detective posing as a juvenile female. Ferrel negotiated with the undercover investigator and arranged to meet and exchange money for specific sex acts. This meeting never occurred and the investigator continued to follow up on information.

The investigator served a search warrant related to Ferrel’s alias social media account. The information that was received detailed several other attempts by Ferrel to contact high school aged females, solicit nude pictures and meet them in order to participate in sex acts.

In December of 2017, the investigator again contacted Ferrel using a different alias of a female juvenile. During this contact, Ferrel again negotiated to meet to exchange money for specific sex acts. A specific location, date and time was scheduled.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on January 2, 2018, Ferrel arrived at the location and was contacted in his vehicle by a group of investigators. Ferrel was arrested, and transported to the Sheriff’s Santa Maria substation for questioning. He was subsequently booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for violation of 288.4 (a) PC, arranging a meeting for the purpose of a lewd act with a juvenile and 288.4 (b) PC, arriving at a location for the purpose o f a lewd act with a juvenile. He is being held on $150,000 bail.

Based on the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office believes there is a strong likelihood that Ferrel has victimized additional juveniles. Due to fact the case involves juveniles, we are not able to release further information about the suspect’s on-line false identity. If you have any information on this case, please contact the Human Trafficking Unit at 805-934-6245 or send an e-mail to [email protected]. To leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171 or go to

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind parents of the dangers associated with social media regardless of the platform. We encourage parents to monitor their children’s social media use and to educate them on the potential dangers of online predators.

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a-1590740895 Jan 06, 2018 11:44 AM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

Here's a clue for racist troll and all around piece of crap "Josey Wales": Trevor Ferrel is not undocumented. Being undocumented has absolutely nothing to do with his crime, nor does santuary cities have anything to do with it. Odds are that "Josey Wales" is putting up this diversionary stink because "Josey Wales" has committed sex crimes itself.

Josey Wales Jan 06, 2018 10:21 AM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

Folks, Before the rest of you get your panties in a wad, allow me to explain... Santa Maria City officials have declared their city to be a ‘sanctuary city’, and they refuse to work with ICE to keep the community safe. A recent example of the sanctuary city violence affecting Santa Maria is the murder of Mrs. Marilyn Pharis, a US military veteran, at the hands of a seven time convicted illegal alien. ICE wanted to deport him, but politicians like Alice Patino and Steve Lavignino protected him as a favor to their ‘Big Ag’ donors. Since good leadership was abandoned by city officials, Santa Maria has become a cesspool for gangsters, illegals, undesirables, etc., and now we are in such a severe crime epidemic the FBI has warned residents that Santa Maria is one of the ‘Most Violent California Cities’, and good families are fleeing to safer communities. Get it? Illegal is a crime, not a race! Only people consumed by political correctness ASSUME that attacking illegal alien BEHAVIOR is attacking Hispanics, and they would be surprised to know I am half Hispanic myself. Half Hispanic, and ALL American. Get it? End the crime wave, restore law & order, end illegal immigration, stop drug abuse. Just saying, Dr. Josey Wales, Ph.D

LBRB Jan 29, 2018 04:51 PM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

Everyone here sees right through your hatred Josey aka Grand Wizard! You have no power here, NONE! Best to seek your way to one of your klan forums to reach that validation you once got at Noohawk. "Just say"....

a-1590740895 Jan 06, 2018 11:38 AM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

You have already explained: you're an ignorant racist. And for your information, being undocumented is not a crime; it's a civil infraction. And undocumented persons commit far fewer crimes per capita than "upstanding" citizens like you.

Flicka Jan 05, 2018 09:12 AM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

Josey, making assumptions! A man here in Carp had a woman make "assumptions" when she had the nerve to say to a Hispanic man, "I've lived here 20 years and then 'you people' come and ruin it." His answer? I'm a 9th generation Carpinterian." Guess which one was "ruining" our community.

LBRB Jan 29, 2018 04:21 PM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

Far too long you got away with your racism and hatred at Noozhawk! As you can see, no one is going to stand for that here! Edhat, I highly suggest that you ban Josey! That commentator was the thriving force to why Noozehawk shut down their comment section! As you can see, others on here know what Josey is all about; promoting racism & hatred specifically toward Hispanics! Always assuming that every Hispanic is illegal to say the lease.

a-1590740895 Jan 05, 2018 03:16 PM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

Yes, the comment sections at Noozhawk and the Indy were cesspools of uncivil, post-truth garbage. Now that their Noozhawk ship has sunk, the sociopathic rats are coming here.

SBPaul Jan 05, 2018 10:45 AM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

What does "sanctuary city" have anything to do with hispanic culture? You can go to Mexico or most anywhere in Central or South America and say "ciudad santuario" they will laugh at you and send you home.

therealbebe Jan 05, 2018 10:29 AM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

Josey Wales in particular and his consistent racist trolling was one of the main reasons that Noozhawk shut down their comments section. He posted dozens of times a day over there. I was hoping that his kind would since find another hobby, but no. Sadly, he just found another forum for his tired trolling over here.

a-1590740895 Jan 05, 2018 09:49 AM
Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Juveniles on Facebook

Josey - Hahah, you're so sad! Why do you try so hard to be racist? What does a "sanctuary city" have to do with a guy named Trevor Ferrel? That's about the "whitest" name I've ever heard. What Latino names their son "Trevor?"

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