Prostitution Ring: Man Arrested In Hotel, Found With 15 Year Old

A gang member is accused of operating a prostitution ring out of a motel in Merced, police said.

Raul Flores, a 31-year-old Fresno Bulldog gang member, was arrested on Saturday inside of a Merced-area Motel 6. Police say they found Flores with a 15-year-old girl inside of the hotel room along with a laptop used to set up dates.

Police later found two other females, including an underage girl, who they say are connected to the prostitution ring.

Flores and the women who were taken into custody are from Fresno, according to police reports.

He was arrested and charged as being a felon in possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest.