Portland police arrest nine in anti-trafficking operation along Southeast 82nd Avenue

Portland police say they arrested nine men during an anti-trafficking mission along Southeast 82nd Avenue.

On Tuesday, June 11, Portland Police said the following men were arrested or cited for commercial sexual solicitation and/or illegal pimping activities:

  • Ismael Gonzaga-Pedroza, 22, of Forest Grove, Oregon
  • Robert Casper, 45, of Onalaska, Washington
  • Braulio L. Lazaro, 50, of Vancouver, Washington
  • Guerner Ramirez Fuentes, 44, of Portland
  • Alejando Ibarra, 41, of Vancouver, Washington
  • Firaol Gecho, 22, of Portland
  • Habtamu Egata, 51, of Milwaukie, Oregon

Police said Shauntae D. Kindred, 46, of Portland, was arrested on several charges, including Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public.

Daniel J. Harding Ortiz, 24, of Gresham, was arrested on a Clackamas County warrant.

Police say other potential buyers were identified, four vehicles towed and six suppliers contacted. All providers were offered advocacy services and assistance, police said.

“A woman was rescued after being identified as missing in California,” Portland police said. PPB's Victim Services Unit worked to arrange transportation to reunite her with her family.

If you or someone you know is a victim of labor or sex trafficking, please call 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or report information to [email protected].

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