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Portland police sex trafficking unit arrests 28 in sting

Posted: Updated: Aug 15, 2016 07:35 PM

An undercover sting operation by the Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Trafficking Unit led to the arrest of 28 men from August 7 through August 12.

According to police, investigators posted ads on known sex trafficking websites, with 28 men responding to arrange payment for sexual acts.

The men who responded to the ad came to various area hotels, which were working with police, and were arrested for the misdemeanor crime of patronizing a prostitute.

While the majority of those arrested were from Oregon and Washington, there were also men arrested from California, Connecticut and Canada.

  • 42-year-old Travis William Saban of Vancouver, Washington
  • 42-year-old Raul Santiago-Leon of Woodburn, Oregon
  • 53-year-old Bernie R. Nickels of Vancouver, Washington
  • 47-year-old Issac Bravo Zapata of Portland, Oregon
  • 48-year-old David Vences-Salgado of Salem, Oregon
  • 50-year-old Christopher Huston of Vancouver, Washington
  • 40-year-old Paul James Taylor of Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • 52-year-old Paul Ilg of Mt. Angel Oregon
  • 38-year-old Oscar Santiago Dabila of San Bernadino, California
  • 28-year-old Stephen Jesus Espinoza of Hillsboro, Oregon
  • 23-year-old Ian Blair Bristow of Bend, Oregon
  • 36-year-old Corey A. Bayha of Wood Village, Oregon
  • 37-year-old William Robert Bright of Tigard, Oregon
  • 24-year-old Rodolfo Reyes Galindo of Portland, Oregon
  • 23-year-old Kellen Hashimoto of Portland, Oregon
  • 50-year-old Scott Alan Nicholas of Canton, Michigan
  • 43-year-old Jason Samuel Blazer of Eugene, Oregon
  • 62-year-old Anthony Neal Aldridge of Washougal, Washington
  • 50-year-old Juvenal Felipe Zafra-Miranda of Portland, Oregon
  • 25-year-old Luis Alberto Flores of Portland, Oregon
  • 28-year-old Chad Alexander Livran of Vancouver, Washington
  • 65-year-old Fredrick King of Portland, Oregon
  • 50-year-old Arnon Dror of Westport, Connecticut
  • 27-year-old Adrian Dean Hunt of Vancouver, Washington
  • 29-year-old Paul G. Randhawa of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 28-year-old Christian Negron-Melendez of Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 51-year-old Ivan A Flores of Stamford, Connecticut

The Sex Trafficking Unit did not share the details of the ad, or where it was placed, citing investigative reasons.

Portland police also wanted to remind the public that if they know of someone involved in trafficking or that is being exploited they should reach out for help.

People can contact the Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, 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 submit tips online at Missingkids.org/CyberTipline.

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