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Valley police arrest 40 child sex crime suspects as part of multi-agency sting

Jul 14, 2021, 4:15 AM | Updated: 7:56 am

 

PHOENIX — A multi-agency sting targeting sexual predators in the Valley resulted in the arrest of 40 people on a variety of child sex crime charges, authorities said Tuesday.

The suspects allegedly solicited or brokered deals for various sex acts with children in response to ads placed by undercover detectives on websites commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts, according to a Tempe Police Department press release.

The Tempe Police Department worked with police departments from Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale as well as Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Attorney Generals Office on “Operation Behind the Mask.”

Operations of this type are routinely conducted, with a similar operation earlier this year resulting in the arrest of 34 suspects.

The ages of those arrested in the sting range from 20 to 64, according to the release.

Those with information about sex trafficking should contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-373-7888 or humantraffickinghotline.org) or their local police department.

Here is the full list of suspects, with age, reporting agency and charges (per the Tempe Police Department):

  • Jeromy Harris, 41, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, attempted sex conduct with a minor
  • Charles Shumway, 33, Chandler:Luring, Attempted Sexual Conduct with a minor
  • Yasir Al Obaidi, 26, Scottsdale: Child Sex Trafficking, Aggravated luring, attempted sex conduct with a minor
  • Mark Allen Bourdon, 57, Scottsdale: Luring, Attempted Sexual Conduct with a minor
  • Jorge Jesus Martinez, 33, Scottsdale and Mesa: Luring, Attempted Sexual Conduct with a minor – two counts each
  • Boopathiraja Kandasamy, 37, Scottsdale: Child Sex Trafficking, Luring, Attempted Sexual Conduct w/ minor
  • Jesus Rodriguez Marquez, 52, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, attempted sex conduct with a minor
  • Carl Thomas Jr, 63, Mesa: Luring, Attempted Sexual Conduct with a minor
  • Kevin Lee Gilbreath, 41, Tempe: Luring, Attempted Sexual Conduct with a minor
  • Bradley K. Johnson II, 48, Mesa: Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor, Possession of Dangerous Drugs
  • Mario Salgado Vela, 39, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor, Money Laundering
  • Nathan Loftis, 39, Phoenix: Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor
  • Faizal Mohamad Yassin, 24, Scottsdale: Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor
  • Jacob Roshetko, 22, Scottsdale: Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor
  • Charles Parenti, 44, Chandler: Child Sex Trafficking, Money Laundering, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Zrone Lee Coker, 36, Mesa: Aggravated Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor, Possession of Dangerous Drugs
  • Walker Rockwell House, 26, Mesa: Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor
  • Kevin Carrasco, 21, Mesa: Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor, Money Laundering
  • Noah Alexander Cheesman-Barnes, 25, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted sex conduct with a minor
  • Rafael Ramirez, 21, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted sex conduct with a minor, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • John Quarles Sr, 50, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted sex conduct with a minor, luring a minor for sexual exploitation
  • David Allan Mills, 64, Phoenix: Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor
  • Patrick Henry Sanchez, 39, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Money Laundering, Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Marco Flores Villalobos, 45, Scottsdale: Child Sex Trafficking, Money Laundering, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Angel Yepez Gonzalez, 48, Mesa: Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Ramon Xavier Escobedo, 40, Mesa: Child Sex Trafficking, Money Laundering, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Jerard Harris, 33, Scottsdale: Child Sex Trafficking, Aggravated Luring of a minor for sex exploitation, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Nicholas Brock Royals, 26, Chandler: Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct, Luring
  • Matthew Scandin, 37, Scottsdale: Luring, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor
  • Cirilo De Leon, 35, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Shayne Patrick Smyth, 38, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Sex Conduct with a minor, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Alfonso Arispe, 22, Scottsdale: Child Sex Trafficking, Money Laundering, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Nicolas Drew Phipps, 41, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted sex conduct with a minor
  • David Ramos, 40, Mesa: Aggravated Luring of a Minor, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Kevin Lee Qualls, 51, Phoenix: Aggravated Luring of a Minor, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • David Green, 44, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Money Laundering, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Able Navarro, 20, Mesa: Child Sex Trafficking, Pandering, Attempted Sex Exploitation of Minor
  • Jerald Ross Yonnie, 47, Phoenix: Child Sex Trafficking, Aggravated Luring of a Minor, Attempted Sex Conduct with a Minor
  • Christopher Lehman, 39, Tempe: Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation

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