TEEN GIRL ARRESTED NEAR TRUCK STOPS.Byline: Daily News
CASTAIC -- A 14-year-old girl was arrested early Wednesday and held on suspicion of loitering Loitering (IPA pronunciation: ['lɔɪtəˌrɪŋ] is an intransitive verb meaning to stand idly, to stop numerous times, or to delay and procrastinate. for purposes of prostitution after sheriff's deputies found her near Castaic's truck stops, sheriff's officials said Thursday.
The teen-age runaway was spotted about 12:30 a.m. at Castaic Road and Parker Road near the half-mile stretch through town that caters to truckers and other travelers, according to according to
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The girl, reported missing from the Central Coast area, was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor loitering for the purposes of prostitution, violating the 10 p.m. curfew curfew [O.Fr.,=cover fire], originally a signal, such as the ringing of a bell, to damp the fire, extinguish all lights in the dwelling, and retire for the night. The custom originated as a precaution against fires and was common throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. for minors and a felony felony (fĕl`ənē), any grave crime, in contrast to a misdemeanor, that is so declared in statute or was so considered in common law. charge of providing false information by claiming she was 21, sheriff's Sgt. Steve Casaus said.
Deputies patrolling the area saw the girl and watched her about 15 minutes before questioning her, Casaus said. She claimed to be a prostitute and when she was booked lied about her age, he said. A fingerprint fingerprint, an impression of the underside of the end of a finger or thumb, used for identification because the arrangement of ridges in any fingerprint is thought to be unique and permanent with each person (no two persons having the same prints have ever been check identified her as the missing 14-year-old.
She was taken to Juvenile Hall in Sylmar.