AZ Sting Brings Down 24 Men for Child Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking

Four Arizona Police Departments partnered to bring down two dozen men in a six day undercover operation targeting child sex crimes and human trafficking.

The officers and undercover agents involved in the sting, called “Operation Degrossting,” placed ads on websites known to be used for trafficking.  Suspects arrested ranged in age from 21 to 80 years old.  Their names are:

  • Murrey Sells, 25
  • Kenneth Palmer, 62
  • Bryon Wood, 40
  • Frank Labarbera, 55
  • Mark Bayuk, 26
  • Larry Jacobs, 60
  • Jordan Dunn, 34
  • Brian Bush, 42
  • Jorge Gastelum-Angulo, 35
  • Fernando Romero, 21
  • Paul Simerda, 26
  • Cedric Dallas, 22
  • Bobby Sharp, 80
  • Melquiades Villalobos, 54
  • Tony Fahrbach, 27
  • Brandon Oakley, 29
  • Andrew Prim, 61
  • Desmond Spearman, 60
  • Nathan Osborne, 34
  • Troy Wayne, 36
  • Skyler Wright, 39
  • Amadeo Villanueva, 35
  • Derek Reese, 42

Now, if guilty verdicts, it’s up to the judges to enforce the harshest penalties available to them.

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