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13 arrested in Lincoln sex trafficking sting

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 15:43:45-05

A sex trafficking sting in Lincoln that netted 13 arrests was part of a national operation.

According to the Lincoln Police Department, officers set up the undercover sting on Friday, Jan. 29 and made arrests for solicitation of prostitution, prostitution, and drugs.

Solicitation of prostitution:

Tyler Kastl, 31, of Bruno, Nebraska

Robert Moser, 42, of Nebraska City, Nebraska

Sergey Nastin, 30, of Lincoln, Nebraska

Julio Romo, 23, of Chaparral, New Mexico

Benjamin Woodburn, 30, of Lincoln, Nebraska

Victor Gonzales, 30, transient (Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia)

Prostitution:

Traeria Bigby, 19, of Lincoln, Nebraska (Possession of marijuana)

Crystal Branch, 36, of Lincoln, Nebraska

Abuk Mabor, 27, of Lincoln, Nebraska

Madeline Salsberg, 24, of Lincoln, Nebraska

Justine Walker, 25, of Lincoln, Nebraska

Pandering:

Darrow Fowler, 36, of Omaha, Nebraska

Tonda Gusman, 23, of Lincoln, Nebraska (Possession of a controled substance)

The nationwide operation called National Johns Suppression Initiative ran from Jan. 17 to Feb. 7 and resulted in a total of 552 arrests, the Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday.

They say 23 law enforcement agencies in 14 states took part in the crackdown.  See the full statistics below:

Arizona

Glendale PD – 18 johns
Mesa PD – 8 johns
Phoenix PD – 6 johns, 1 trafficker

Arkansas

Little Rock PD – 42 johns

California

Hayward PD – 3 johns, 1 trafficker
Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office – 30 johns

Georgia

Dekalb PD – 3 johns

Illinois

Cook County Sheriff’s Office (in partnership with suburban agencies Broadview PD, Lansing PD, Matteson PD) – 79 johns

Indiana

Lake County Sheriff’s Office – 1 john

Maryland

Howard County Sheriff’s Office – 8 johns

Massachusetts

Boston PD – 18 johns

Nebraska

Lincoln PD – 6 johns, 2 traffickers

Nevada

Las Vegas PD – 22 johns, 15 traffickers
Reno PD – 12 johns

Oregon

Portland PD – 6 johns

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh PD – 23 johns, 2 traffickers

Texas

Harris County Sheriff’s Office – 121 johns
Harris County Constable (Precincts 1 & 4) – 19 johns
Houston PD – 43 johns, 9 traffickers

Washington

Seattle PD – 54 johns