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Arizona Police Arrest 21 Men in Child Sex Trafficking Operation

By on September 22, 2022 0 79Views

Authorities in Arizona have arrested 21 individuals in connection to an undercover operation targeting child sex crimes and human trafficking.

The Surprise Police Department Criminal Investigations Division partnered with the Scottsdale Police Department, Glendale Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, Peoria Police Department, United States Marshals Service, Goodyear Police Department, and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for Operation “Back to Skool.” The Valley wide undercover operation targeting the demand for child sex crimes and human trafficking, resulted in 21 arrests.

Throughout the operational period, undercover detectives placed ads on websites commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts. Operations of this type are a part of the Surprise Police Department’s continuous effort to reduce the demand that fuels child sex trafficking and exploitation of children in our community.

The following suspects solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts and were subsequently arrested:

Hugo Carillo Flores, 23, luring a minor for sexual exploitation, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Hansel Nicasio Cobos Soto, 29, attempted sexual conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking, refusing to provide truthful name, dangerous drugs

Fernando Ramirez, 32, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Eric Encarnacion, 26, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Dominic Ybarra, 26, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking, criminal damage

David Jobski, 52, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Darius Showers, 45, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking, luring a minor for sexual exploitation

Chris Vale, 43, child sex trafficking, aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation, use of a minor in a drug offense, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted sexual conduct with a minor

Andrew Velasco, 34, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Van Lal Uk, 40, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking, luring a minor for sexual exploitation

Albert Carranza, 34, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

James Baker, 54, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

James Preise, 62, attempted sex conduct with a minor, luring a minor for Sexual Exploitation

Michael Rivers, 38, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Nicholas Langrine, 35, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Owen Wright, 50, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking, luring a minor for sexual exploitation

Rekil Patel, 29, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Sean Truong, 63, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Shane Johnson, 50, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Tong Minh Phan, 43, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking

Travis Gonda, 35, attempted sex conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking