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Phoenix police arrest 11 suspects in child sex sting operation

Dec 14, 2020, 5:06 PM
(AP Photo, File)...
(AP Photo, File)
(AP Photo, File)

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department has arrested 11 suspects as part of a child sex sting operation, authorities announced Monday.

Phoenix police, along with the Chandler Police Department, took part in the undercover operation with the goal of finding online predators who aimed to engage in sexual misconduct with children and human trafficking.

Officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites and apps commonly used by suspects and then brokered deals for various sex acts.

The suspects were subsequently arrested, police said.

The sting was part of a continuous effort from authorities to eliminate human sex trafficking and reveal predators.

Here’s the list of suspects and their charges:

  • Muharem Dzidic, 51 – Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor, Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation
  • Ivan Lopez, 23 – Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Richard Fisher, 47 – Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Jorge Camou, 29 – Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor, Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation
  • Kristian Valenzuela, 37 – Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor, Possession of Dangerous Drugs
  • Clifford Passmore, 29 – Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor, Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation
  • Edmundo Nolasco, 38 – Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Allan Sabo, 55 – Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Thomas Garcia, 54 – Child Sex Trafficking, Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Luis Menjares, 39 – Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor, Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation
  • Jarvis Reed, 41 – Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor

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Phoenix police arrest 11 suspects in child sex sting operation