From May 31 to June 9, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking.
Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 19 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by Portland area hotels as part of this effort.
For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly.
Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.
The following is a list of the men arrested for Commercial Sexual Solicitation:
33-year-old Scott J. Anderson of Mercer Island, Washington
36-year-old Luis Alberto Torres-Valdovinos of Winnetka, California
37-year-old Samuel Nunez of Beaverton, Oregon
41-year-old Jian Zheng of San Mateo, California
39-year-old Andrew Carl Shuler of Newberg, Oregon
18-year-old Genaro A. Jacobo-Velez of Portland, Oregon
28-year-old Karthik Punyakoti of Beaverton, Oregon
36-year-old Jeffery Scott Tompkins of Boise, Idaho
58-year-old Federico Villegas of Lakewood, California
39-year-old Liang Zheng of Eugene, Oregon
34-year-old Andrew Perry Glass of Silverton, Oregon
30-year-old Benjamin Fletcher of Santa Fe, New Mexico
29-year-old Zane Ted Gunderson of Portland, Oregon
21-year-old Tyson Jeffrey Temple of Oregon City, Oregon
64-year-old Michael James Biegalke of Camas, Washington was arrested for Commercial Sexual Solicitation and Sex Abuse in the Third Degree
53-year-old Jian Xu of Portland, Oregon was arrested for Attempted Commercial Sexual Solicitation