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Tuesday 11/03/2020 5:14 PM - Human Trafficking

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Human Trafficking
Date and Time of Incident: 11-2-20
Place of Occurrence: Palm Beach County, Florida
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Dominick Alleva, 21, Boca Raton, Florida
Details of News Release: On 4-28-20, Florida resident Dominick Alleva was arrested in San Luis Obispo County for suspicion of statutory rape. Alleva subsequently bailed out of custody. Further investigation led to additional criminal charges being filed against Alleva for suspicion of human trafficking of a minor and the possession, production, and distribution of child pornography. During his new arraignment on 5-19-20, the arraignment judge raised bail to $150,000 from the original $45,000. On 5-20-20 Alleva posted bail and returned to Florida. It was later determined by investigators that Alleva had violated the criminal protective order put in place by the judge in this case but due to his location in Florida he was unable to be contacted. In November of 2020 the San Luis Obispo County Counter Human Traffic Team, a team comprised of investigators from the Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit and the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, travelled to Florida to locate and arrest Alleva on an outstanding $750,000 arrest warrant issued by the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. With the cooperation and assistance of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division/Human Trafficking Task Force, Alleva was contacted and arrested on 11-2-20 and subsequently booked. The warrant stemmed from new charges related to stalking and witness intimidation. Alleva currently awaits further court proceedings in Palm Beach County custody. It is anticipated that Alleva will be returned to San Luis Obispo County to continue court proceedings related to the underlying human trafficking case and fresh charges related to witness intimidation and stalking.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 11/03/2020 5:14 PM