Undercover detectives arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of trafficking women out of a Pleasant Hill residence that he billed on the Internet as an upscale private club while luring sex workers with a website advertising a bogus modeling agency, police said Tuesday.

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An inmate on trial for human trafficking charges involving a 14-year-old girl escaped police custody in Ukiah, sneaking through yards in a historic residential neighborhood of the Mendocino County city and hiding from authorities overnight before getting capture Wednesday morning.

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