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SLO County deputies arrest Florida man on suspicion of human trafficking, child pornography

Posted at 6:41 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 21:41:40-05

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Monday to arrest 21-year-old Dominick Alleva of Boca Raton, Florida, on suspicion of charges relating to human trafficking and child pornography.

On April 28, authorities first arrested Alleva in San Luis Obispo County on suspicion of statutory rape. Alleva bailed out of custody afterwards, according to a press release from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.

As they investigated further, sheriff's deputies said they filed additional criminal charges against Alleva on suspicion of human trafficking of a minor and the possession, production and distribution of child pornography.

During Alleva's arraignment on May 19, the arraignment judge increased Alleva's original bail of $45,000 to $150,000. The next day, Alleva posted bail and returned to his home state, according to sheriff's deputies.

Investigators later found Alleva violated the criminal protective order that the arraignment judge had issued, but officials could not contact Alleva since he was in Florida, officials said.

The San Luis Obispo County Counter Human Traffic Team traveled to Florida to arrest Alleva on an outstanding $750,000 arrest warrant issued by the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. New charges relating to stalking and witness intimidation led to the arrest warrant, according to authorities.

Working with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division/Human Trafficking Task Force, deputies were able to arrest Alleva and book him into jail Monday, said the release.

Authorities said Alleva remains in custody in Palm Beach County as he waits for further court proceedings.

Officials expect Alleva to return to San Luis Obispo County to resume court proceedings on the human trafficking case and the new witness intimidation and stalking charges.

Sheriff's deputies did not specify when Alleva would come back to San Luis Obispo County.