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Nine Nabbed For Sex Trafficking; Suspects Trolling The Web Unaware Of Undercover Deputies

Albert Mendiola is one of 9 suspects arrested in a sex sting operation in La Quinta CA June 22nd 2021. Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept.
Albert Mendiola is one of 9 suspects arrested in a sex sting operation in La Quinta CA June 22nd 2021. Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept.

There’s been another undercover bust in La Quinta, with 9 people arrested for sex trafficking.

On Tuesday June 22nd 2021, the La  Quinta Special Enforcement Team and  the  Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District grabbed all 9 suspects.

Here’s how they did it.   The deputies  placed decoy advertisements on several popular websites which are used for online prostitution. 

Then they waited for prospective customers to reply to the phony ads.

The deputies agreed to  meet these customers at a set location, to engage in certain sexual acts for a set price 

When the customers showed up for some action, the only action they got was a trip to county jail.

The customers clearly did not know they were dealing with undercover police.

The undercover investigators also posed as customers themselves, and  arrested females who had placed escort ads online.

Here are the suspects:

Ronald Swenson, Daniel Cudney, Alberto Mendiola (photo above), Jorge Durazo Hernandez, Maximino Luviano, Cory Ray Rodgers, Fernando De Jesus Zamorano, Justin Matias Sandoval, Erika Arroyo Hernandez.

 

Albert Mendiola is one of 9 suspects arrested in a sex sting operation in La Quinta CA June 22nd 2021.

Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept.


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