PHX 'sugar daddy' escapes from work furlough

Posted at 12:05 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 17:48:20-04

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Wanted: Alvin Samir Yono
Charges: Pandering with Sexual Motivation

Business owner Alvin Samir Yono never returned from his work furlough release in October 2015. Now, the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department is looking for him.

In March 2011, a teenage girl's friend introduced her to her "sugar daddy" Alvin Samir Yono. Yono offered the girl $200 just to meet him at a movie theater and then offered her another $150 for oral sex.

Yono wanted the two girls to find him four more girls and offered them $200 for each girl they brought him. One of the girls was feeling troubled over what was happening and received counseling for it. She identified Yono to police and helped them get a recorded conversation with Yono, during which he offered her $500 for sexual intercourse and $300 a week for oral sex.

Yono was indicted in July 2012, and after a lengthy trial process, he was convicted in 2015 and sentenced to three years for pandering.

Yono asked for and received a jail sentence with work furlough, so he could maintain his many businesses. Yono is the owner of multiple business including a 7-11, a car wash, two sports bars, an adult day care, and a "Vapor Plus" store in San Diego.

On October 27, 2015 Yono failed to return from his work furlough. The next day a warrant for his arrest was issued.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of this fugitive, contact the Maricopa County Adult Probation Dept. at 602-619-5478 or e-mail information to:

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