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Police: Menlo Park man who used escort service slashed in the head, 17-year-old suspect arrested

A 17-year-old Stockton girl was arrested Thursday after allegedly slashing a man with a knife in his home in Menlo Park, police said.

A 17-year-old Stockton girl was arrested Thursday after allegedly slashing a man with a knife in his home in Menlo Park, police said.

Menlo Park police responded May 30 to a home in the 1100 block of Pine Street where the victim reported being cut in the back of his head by some sort of knife by the girl, after he had used an internet service to have a female escort come over. She reportedly stole cash as she left the home.

The man was treated at a hospital and later released.

Investigators were able to identify the girl and on Thursday, June 10, conducted an undercover operation in San Leandro that led to her arrest. She was taken back to Menlo Park and then booked into a juvenile detention center on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery.

Her name is not being released because she is a juvenile.

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Police: Menlo Park man who used escort service slashed in the head, 17-year-old suspect arrested

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A 17-year-old Stockton girl was arrested Thursday after allegedly slashing a man with a knife in his home in Menlo Park, police said.

Menlo Park police responded May 30 to a home in the 1100 block of Pine Street where the victim reported being cut in the back of his head by some sort of knife by the girl, after he had used an internet service to have a female escort come over. She reportedly stole cash as she left the home.

The man was treated at a hospital and later released.

Investigators were able to identify the girl and on Thursday, June 10, conducted an undercover operation in San Leandro that led to her arrest. She was taken back to Menlo Park and then booked into a juvenile detention center on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery.

Her name is not being released because she is a juvenile.

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Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman
Registered user
another community
on Jun 14, 2021 at 4:48 pm
Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, another community
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2021 at 4:48 pm

It sounds like this child is being victimized by a human traffricker. Instead of arresting her, get her some help.


Twentse
Registered user
Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jun 14, 2021 at 5:11 pm
Twentse, Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2021 at 5:11 pm

I second Dr. Altman's comment.


Thoughtful
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Atherton: other
on Jun 14, 2021 at 8:34 pm
Thoughtful, Atherton: other
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2021 at 8:34 pm

I'm not following the logic. Is the Menlo Park resident who called for the escort the alleged human trafficker? Is there any evidence he knew she was under age when he made the escort request, or specifically requested that?

Is the escort agency (if there is one) the human trafficker? I suppose if the Menlo Park man visited a brothel (as our sheriff did some years back, with his boss at the time, in Las Vegas) there could be some possibility that was the case, but if she was sent to his home alone, I don't see how this is practically possible.

Sounds to me like a citizen called for a prostitute (which is illegal, but, again, our sheriff did the same thing, actually worse in going to a location that seemed clearly to involve squalid conditions for the women, and was in the midst of being raided as a den of human trafficking), and got burned by a young lady who cut him and robbed him.

I'm not seeing the citizen as the villain here based on the facts reported.


Enough
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Enough, Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jun 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

I don't think anyone is saying that the person who got slashed is a human trafficker, are they? In fact having read the article several times I don't see anything here that indicated human trafficking. Now during the investigation that may looked into further but I think basing that on the article is jumping to conclusions. Hope he recovers and learns his lesson. I am sure all the neighbors know exactly who he is and he will be doing a walk of shame every time he leaves his house...


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