Portland police arrested 10 men in an undercover prostitution sting.
The operation was carried out by the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit from Sept. 5 to Sept. 9.
Police posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites and 10 men contacted undercover officers to arrange payments for sexual acts, according to investigators.
Police were assisted by a Portland hotel as part of the operation.
The 10 men who responded to the ad and went to the hotel were arrested on misdemeanor charges of patronizing a prostitute.
Nine of the suspects were given citations to appear in court at a later time. One man, 38-year-old Justin Michael Fincannon of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on the charge of patronizing a prostitute, as well as charges of distribution and possession of methamphetamine.
The other suspects were identified as Mario Abal Forzan, 55, of Vancouver; Humberto San Juan Martin, 25, of Portland; Ricardo Gonzalez-Flores, 32, of Tigard; Russ Michael Mulkey, 68, of Portland; Adan John Falatovich, 34, of Vancouver, Brian Erik Jamison, 50, of Portland; Troy Alan Kimito Matsumura, 33, of Portland; Emmanuel Rodriguez Barreto, 30, of Vancouver; Kidane Tewelde Michael, 34, of Portland.
For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not releasing the specific website, application or ad text used in this operation.
Anyone with information about a possible trafficking victim is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's 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, 1-800-843-5678 or missingkids.org/CyberTiipline.
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