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28 Men Arrested for Sex Trafficking In ONE Week by Portland Police

The fantasy of "not being caught" does not work out.

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FYI: 40% of people found guilty for purchasing sex with trafficked children in the U.S. avoid felony charges.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - During the week of August 7 to August 12, 2016, 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. 28 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.

The 28 men who responded to the ad and came to the hotels were arrested with the misdemeanor crime of Patronizing a Prostitute (Oregon Revised Statute 167.008). Due to the volume of men arrested, all were given criminal citations to appear in court at a later time.

The following is a list of the men arrested:

  • 42-year-old Travis William Saban of Vancouver, Washington
  • 42-year-old Raul Santiago-Leon of Woodburn, Oregon
  • 53-year-old Bernie R. Nickels of Vancouver, Washington
  • 47-year-old Issac Bravo Zapata of Portland, Oregon
  • 48-year-old David Vences-Salgado of Salem, Oregon
  • 50-year-old Christopher Huston of Vancouver, Washington
  • 40-year-old Paul James Taylor of Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • 52-year-old Paul Ilg of Mt. Angel Oregon
  • 38-year-old Oscar Santiago Dabila of San Bernardino, California
  • 28-year-old Stephen Jesus Espinoza of Hillsboro, Oregon
  • 23-year-old Ian Blair Bristow of Bend, Oregon
  • 36-year-old Corey A. Bayha of Wood Village, Oregon
  • 37-year-old William Robert Bright of Tigard, Oregon
  • 24-year-old Rodolfo Reyes Galindo of Portland, Oregon
  • 23-year-old Kellen Hashimoto of Portland, Oregon
  • 50-year-old Scott Alan Nicholas of Canton, Michigan
  • 43-year-old Jason Samuel Blazer of Eugene, Oregon
  • 62-year-old Anthony Neal Aldridge of Washougal, Washington
  • 50-year-old Juvenal Felipe Zafra-Miranda of Portland, Oregon
  • 25-year-old Luis Alberto Flores of Portland, Oregon
  • 28-year-old Chad Alexander Livran of Vancouver, Washington
  • 65-year-old Fredrick King of Portland, Oregon
  • 50-year-old Arnon Dror of Westport, Connecticut
  • 27-year-old Adrian Dean Hunt of Vancouver, Washington
  • 29-year-old Paul G. Randhawa of Calgary, Alberta Canda
  • 28-year-old Christian Negron-Melendez of Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 51-year-old Ivan A Flores of Stamford, Connecticut

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 502-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline:


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