18 Arrested In Human Traffic Sting

posted by Anna Erickson -

18 people were arrested during a proactive human trafficking operation in Washington County.

18 men were arrested Wednesday during a pro-active mission conducted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement partners. 

Those arrested during yesterday's operation are:

32-year-old Michael Hallam of Portland; 31-year-old Gustavo Brito-Barrera of Tigard; 26-year-old Ibrahem Al-Refai of Portland; 45-year-old Abram McKenzie of White City; 32-year-old Shih-Ang Wei of Beaverton; 32-year-old Richard Nevarez of Hillsboro; 38-year-old Roman Cabrera-Gaytan of Kelso; 48-year-old Richard Green of Camas; 63-year-old Thomas Timberg of Lake Oswego; 41-year-old Jason Blythe of Tualatin; 45-year-old John Raz of Portland; 20-year-old Nicholas Guffey of Dallas; 42-year-old Vicente Escobar-Diaz of Beaverton; 50-year-old Daniel Dominguez-Zapata of Beaverton; 75-year-old Samuel Sherrill of Newberg; 36-year-old Nada Nada of Fontana, California; 53-year-old Steven Mesia of Tillamook; and 32-year-old Anderson Velazquez-Zenon of Beaverton.           

All 18 men have been charged with commercial sexual solicitation.  

Washington County Sheriff's Office wishes to thank local hotels who have provided resources and assistance for these missions.

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