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108 Arrested in Illinois in Sex Sting; 752 Arrested Across US

Thursday, February 9, 2017 21:35
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More than 100 people were arrested in Cook County, Lake County and northwest suburban Arlington Heights in recent weeks as part of a national sex trafficking sting operation.

The National Johns Suppression Initiative ran from Jan. 18 through Feb. 5 and led to the arrests of 29 sex traffickers and of 723 people who tried to purchase sex, the Cook County sheriff’s office said. It included nearly 30 law enforcement agencies across 15 states.

In Cook County, 101 alleged sex buyers were arrested by deputies and officers with the Lansing and Matteson police departments. In Lake County, two people were arrested. In Arlington Heights, five people were arrested.

Arlington Heights police said five “Johns” were arrested as part of a sting they ran at a motel near Arlington Heights Road and Algonquin Road. Saharat R. Blaine, 38, of Streamwood; Wilmer Rodriguez, 43, of Mount Prospect; Alan Karamovic, 43, of Skokie; Juan Barbosa-Gomez, 24, of Lake Bluff; and Yassir Guezzar, 39, of Hinsdale; were each charged with solicitation of a sexual act.

The sheriff’s office said the initiative was launched by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in 2011. More people were arrested and more law enforcement officers participated in this year’s operation than ever before. Since the operation began, more than 6,500 alleged sex buyers and traffickers have been arrested across the country.

In Houston, where Super Bowl 51 was held, 178 people were arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s police and Houston police as part of the multi-state sex sting. Harris County netted the most arrests of any participating agency.

Among those arrested in Harris County were a high school principal, a college professor and a fireman, the sheriff’s office said. An alleged sex seller who traveled to Houston to make money during the Super Bowl and was shot in the head by an alleged sex buyer. Three alleged sex buyers were arrested in Houston for trying to solicit a minor for commercial sex over the internet. Another alleged sex buyer had his 4-year-old son with him when he was arrested, the sheriff’s office said.

Randal “Randy” Hendricks, 71, the Houston sports agent who got Roger Clemens the highest single-season Major League Baseball contract, was charged with misdemeanor prostitution and is out of jail on bond. According to court records, the entertainment lawyer and agent answered a Craigslist ad and then went to the Greenspoint Hilton, prepared to pay $80 for sex. Instead, he found an undercover female deputy.

“I’m exceedingly proud to lead the nation in targeting sex buyers and traffickers during this annual initiative,” said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez in a statement. “Houston was home to Super Bowl LI. As we welcomed the world to our City, we made it clear that there is no place for victimization and sexual exploitation.”

On Wednesday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office released mug shots for all 178 people arrested. Most were expressionless, but some smiled.

Hendricks, who co-founded Hendricks Sports Management, was also a member of the Houston/Harris County Sports Facility Public Advisory Committee. He did not respond to requests for comment and neither did his attorney.

“Many times these folks are successful public figures in the community, and so it can be embarrassing for them,” Gonzalez said.

On Tuesday, the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office and the Houston Police Department announced separate arrests during a 10-day prostitution sting.

Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office arrested 32 people in their undercover operation.;-752-arrested-across-us/1746351/ NESARA- Restore America – Galactic News



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    • Equalizer

      Keep racking them up! How many POS sex trafficking pedophiles can you arrest in a month?
      Clean house and drain the swamp!

      • bigtoe1111

        they’re not going to rid the planet of them. most are out on bail already. those that
        smiled for their mugshot already understand how the law is worded. it is a misdemeanor
        charge in most areas. not sure how the law in alabama is worded now, but at one time prostitution was only illegal in incorporated parts of the state. i.e. those areas designated
        as city limits. still legit in the county, just not the city.

  • Boo

    The old fashion term for this was called prostitution. So what does this new term, “Sex trafficking” accomplish or clarify?

  • Anonymous

    No Peds. Just people trying to survive and make a living and the Johns that pay for the service. Land of the free.

  • 14west1

    This is Nesara, therefore you can ignore it as fake news.

  • apache5

    anyone NOTICE that this is only a PLOY to take pressure OFF of the peds in DC area!! YES any arrest of a PED is GREAT!! but the ones who need to be caught reside in DC!!

  • Rockledge

    Women renting out their pussies is hardly news.
    They don’t call it the “worlds oldest profession” for nothing.
    And of course, as long as women are selling a sniff, men will be buying it.
    I don’t particularly condone it, but it certainly isn’t newsworthy.
    What next, national news carrying jaywalking statistics? What kind of name will they
    come up with for “jaywalking” to make it sound more dramatic?

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