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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.


Cited were:

• 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