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30 men arrested in connection with online child predator sting

Fairfax County Police Department and Detectives have arrested dozens of men this month in connection with an online child predator sting.

Police called this “Operation COVID Crackdown”, as they “sought to identify and apprehend predators who use the internment to exploit children.” The men arrested range between the ages of 20 t0 74, they were using online platforms to “initiate explicit conversations and solicit sex from police officers posing as children.”

The men were taken into custody by detectives after the men meet at a central location.

 

 

The men were charged with a combined 68 felonies. Their names and charges are listed below:

Row 1 from left to right: 
1.   Cesar Vales II, 29, of Manassas, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
2.   Halmar Lizama Henriquez, 26, of no fixed address, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
3.   Juan Moreno Colindres, 65, of Maryland, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
4.   Moises Aguilar Cano, 36, of Manassas, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
5.   Renzo Portal, 26, of Centreville, charged with solicitation of a minor and soliciting a minor for prostitution
6.   Zachary Kearns, 31, of Oakton, charged with two counts of solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties

Row 2 from left to right:
1.   Carlos Deras Lopez, 30, of Alexandria, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
2.   Franklin Galvez, 25, of Maryland, charged with solicitation of a minor and soliciting a minor for prostitution
3.   Jose Argueta Amaya, 32, of West Virginia, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
4.   Mohamed Mansaray, 23, of Alexandria, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
5.   Pedro Gonzalez, 50, of Fairfax, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
6.   Yuson Joshi, 27, of Woodbridge, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties

Row 3 from left to right:
1.   Carlos Giron-Reyes, 22, of Woodbridge, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
2.   Eric Womack, 36, of Washinton D.C., charged with two counts of solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
3.   Jean Pardo Pesantes, 22, of Maryland, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
4.   Jose Mejia Carabantes, 36, of Fairfax, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
5.   Nelson Sosa Grande, 38, of Fairfax, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
6.   Xavier Jackson, 24, of Springfield, charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties

Row 4 from left to right:
1.   Alfonso Diaz-Martinez, 36, of Sterling, was charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
2.   Concepcion Gonzalez, 38, of Reston, was charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
3.   Japher Flores Arriaza, 20, of Fairfax, was charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
4.   Kumar Bhandari, 37, of Annandale, was charged with two counts of solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
5.   Nelson Diaz Ramos, 32, of Annandale, was charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
6.   Tod Rehm, 74, of Fairfax, was charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties

Row 5 from left to right:
1.   Adam Wheeling, 26, of Haymarket, was charged with four counts of solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
2.   Christopher Barnard, 27, of Burke, was charged with solicitation of a minor and soliciting a minor for prostitution
3.   James Rosenberger, 28, of Warrenton, was charged with two counts of solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
4.   Kirrolos Guirguis, 25, of Herndon, was charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
5.   Naga Bollina, 42, of Ashburn, was charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties
6.   Thomas Kuglin, 39, of Chantilly, was charged with solicitation of a minor and attempted indecent liberties

Police state school closures and the implementation of distance learning have increased many children’s online presence and inadvertently placed them at higher risk of exploitation.

FCPD is urging parents to closely monitor their children’s online activities and uses available security settings to prevent the use of age-inappropriate sites or platforms.

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