MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) â Washington County authorities say 18 people arrested during Super Bowl week in a sex trafficking operation in have been charged.
The Washington County Sheriffâs Office worked in collaboration with several agencies, including the East Metro Sex Trafficking Task Force, to crack down on sex trafficking during Super Bowl week. The operation was led by the Minneapolis Police Department.READ MORE: Deputy Shoots, Injures Man In Duluth; Investigation Underway
All 18 arrested were charged in Washington County for solicitation of a juvenile for sex in Woodbury.READ MORE: As Domestic Violence Is On The Rise In St. Paul, A New Program Is Offering Free Consultations
The suspects have been identified as 32-year-old Abdirahman Awil, 22-year-old Jeffrey Lema-Chicaiza, 20-year-old Koushik Mamidala, 20-year-old Prince Prowd, 24-year-old Scott Gola-Udseth, 47-year-old Guy Anderson, 28-year-old Pah Ta Kee, 39-year-old Mitchell King, 61-year-old Robert McClung, 27-year-old Sadiq Hussein, 53-year-old Andrew Burfeind, 37-year-old Saul Ramirez, 52-year-old Martin Roy, 46-year-old Froylan Escamilla, 20-year-old Taylor Diaz, 24-year-old Santiago Cabrera, 29-year-old Richard Bottolfson and 53-year-old Dwayne Johnson.MORE NEWS: Plymouth Police Search For Vehicle In Hit-And-Run Of Bicyclist
The East Metro Sex Trafficking Task Force also recovered several victims of commercial sex trade during Super Bowl week.