OPERATION TANGLED WEB

Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa police partner to arrest 16 for child sex crimes

Posted 10/25/22

Three police departments along with federal and county agencies joined forces to arrest 16 suspects for child sex crimes and human trafficking, according to a Phoenix Police Department …

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OPERATION TANGLED WEB

Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa police partner to arrest 16 for child sex crimes

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Three police departments along with federal and county agencies joined forces to arrest 16 suspects for child sex crimes and human trafficking, according to a Phoenix Police Department release.

The undercover Operation Tangled Web targeted the demand for sex crimes by placing ads on websites “commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts,” the release stated.

Authorities allege the 16 suspects from Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts prior to being arrested.

Police identified the following suspects:

  • John Menapace, 52
  • Jacob Langley, 25
  • Edmon Tesfai Yohannes, 27
  • Roger Bickers, 51
  • Sai Bodeddula Venkata, 21
  • Arun Mondi, 37
  • Devontae Mitchell, 33
  • Raymond Wilson, 39
  • Quinton Hill, 31
  • Bryce Olsen, 36
  • Adrian Escobedo Hernandez, 31
  • Olalekan Akinyoyenu, 45
  • Raymond Pina, 19
  • Sarath Maddineni, 25
  • Kyle Kruip, 34
  • Dylan Bunch, 31

The Phoenix Police Department Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit partnered with the Phoenix Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Tempe and Mesa police departments, FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for Operation Tangled Web.