A multi-agency operation to crack down on child sex crimes coined “Operation Degrossting,” has resulted in the arrest of 24 suspects.
Among those arrested are: Brian Bush, Fernando Romero, Bryon Wood, Nathan Osborne, Frank Labarbera, Mark Bayuk, Paul Simerda, Jordan Dunn, Kenneth Palmer, Larry Jacobs, Cedric Dallas, and Melquiades Garcia-Villalobos.
Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler Police departments partnered for the undercover operation targeting the demand for child sex crimes and human trafficking. Over 6 days officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts.
The suspects solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts and were subsequently arrested.
The suspects in the latest operation ranged in age from 21 to 80 years old.