PORTLAND, Ore. — In a story about men arrested during an undercover sex trafficking investigation, The Associated Press based on information from authorities reported erroneously the name of one individual. That individual was not arrested.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Men arrested in Portland undercover sex trafficking sting
Multiple men arrested in one week during an undercover sex trafficking operation
PORTLAND, Ore. — Police say multiple men were arrested in one week during an undercover sex trafficking operation.
The Portland Police Bureau said in a news release Friday that investigators posted ads on known sex trafficking websites from Jan. 9 to Jan. 13.
Police say the men contacted undercover officers to arrange payment for sexual acts.
Police say the men who responded to the ad and came to a Portland hotel were arrested on the misdemeanor charge of commercial sexual solicitation.
Those arrested include: 36-year-old Robert Jon Haydon of Portland; 34-year-old Husam Mohammed of Portland; 51-year-old Joel Spielman of Portland; 31-year-old Brian O’Donnell of Seattle; 48-year-old Samuel Parkman of Portland and 50-year-old Christian J. Larson of Salem, Oregon.