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On Monday, police released the names of those men who were arrested during the undercover mission: 51-year-old Jeffery Thomas Delong of Soldotha, Alaska 23-year-old Ryan Hill of Vancouver, Washington 47-year-old Damian Neil Johnson of Portland, Oregon 26-year-old Daniel Alvarez-Rivas of Portland, Oregon 49-year-old Patrick Castelli.
Alonzo KellyMultnomah County Sheriff's Office, a 36-year-old man wanted in Oklahoma in a March 2016 killing was arrested Thursday in Portland after he responded to an online prostitution ad placed by undercover officers, Portland police said.
I was living at home with my parents.
Over the last decade law enforcement agencies across the country have changed their focus."I was 22 years old.Andrea Benson was one of those girls.We want to save them and protect them Staples said.Katu's Kellee Azar did a full report on the undercover operation, and how law enforcement is changing the focus from the victims of sex trafficking to those that solicit their services.Officers with Portland police allowed katu in on this exclusive sting as a part of their month long event called "More than a Survivor, More than a Story."."The first night he set it up, he had a date set up for me that was just a massage, that was the first date then it progressed from there Benson said.That's when she met Michael Vincent Knight.Norman Staples of the Portland Police Human Trafficking Division.He seemed to have his life together.So when they come inside we want to make sure the actions still represent the probable cause that has developed said Sgt.
"It's a very big problem Sgt.
Fifteen men were arrested as part of an undercover sex trafficking sting earlier this month, Portland Police said.
I think had it continued someone could have hurt me Benson said.
After turning her seemingly normal life upside down, Benson says he manipulated her into prostitution.