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More than 20 men arrested in online sex sting
Portland Police officers arrested 28 men last week after they allegedly responded to online ads selling sex.
Officers with Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit held undercover enforcement stings between Aug. 7 and 12, targeting men who use online ads to hire prostitutes.
According to a news release issued by the Portland Police Bureau, the men unknowingly contacted undercover police officers responding to fake ads offering to pay for sex, Police have not released the names of the websites, apps or ads they used to track the men.
The men allegedly came to hotels to meet the women, and were instead met by undercover officers, police said. Each of the men was cited for patronizing a prostitute, a misdemeanor. Due to the volume of men arrested, all were given criminal citations to appear in court at a later time, the bureau said.
Nathan Vaughn Lasko, 30, of Clackamas
Stephen Jesus Espinoza, 28, of Hillsboro
Luis Alberto Flores, 25, of Portland
Issac Bravo Zapata, 47, of Portland
Juvenal Felipe Zafra-Miranda, 50, of Portland
Rodolfo Reyes Galindo, 24, of Portland
Kellen Hashimoto, 23, of Portland
Fredrick King, 65, of Portland
William Robert Bright, 37, of Tigard
Corey A. Bayha, 36, of Wood Village
Raul Santiago-Leon, 42, of Woodburn
Paul Ilg, 52, of Mt. Angel
David Vences-Salgado, 48, of Salem
Ian Blair Bristow, 23, of Bend
Paul James Taylor, 40, of Cottage Grove
Jason Samuel Blazer, 43, of Eugene
Adrian Dean Hunt, 27, of Vancouver, Wash.
Christopher Huston, 50, of Vancouver, Wash.
Bernie R. Nickels, 53, of Vancouver, Wash.
Travis William Saban, 42, of Vancouver, Wash.
Chad Alexander Livran, 28, of Vancouver, Wash.
Anthony Neal Aldridge, 62, of Washougal, Wash.
Oscar Santiago Dabila, 38, of San Bernadino, Calif.
Scott Alan Nicholas, 50, of Canton, Mich.
Christian Negron-Melendez, 28, of Bridgeport, Conn.
Ivan A Flores, 51, of Stamford, Conn.
Arnon Dror, 50, of Westport, Conn.
Paul G. Randhawa, 29, of Calgary, Alberta, Canda
The Portland Police Bureau is asking anyone who knows or suspects that someone they know may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited to contact either the bureau's sex trafficking unit at 502-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline at 1-800-640-5311 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678. They can also visit the online Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTipline