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Sex trafficking sting snags Troutdale resident

Patrick Chidozie Osakwe arrived at a local hotel and was arrested by uniformed officers -


FILE PHOTO - 'For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly,' a press release states. A Troutdale man has been snared by a Portland Police sex trafficking sting.

Patrick Chidozie Osakwe, 26, was charged with patronizing a prostitute, a misdemeanor, after he responded to an online ad offering sex in exchange for cash.

He arrived at a local hotel and was arrested by uniformed officers.

Osakwe was one of seven men caught recently by Portland’s Sex Trafficking Unit.

Also cited the week of Sept. 13 were Benjamin Thomas Weston, 26, of Tualatin; Christopher Leary, 41, of Vancouver; Ruben Titla-Chavez, 28, of Portland; Myung Soo Kim, 28, of Hillsboro; Esad Topcic, 36, of Vancouver; and Jesse Miles McElmurray Dobson, 34, also of Portland.

“For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly,” a press release states.