‘Operation Spring Cleaning’ nets 23 in underage sex sting

| April 25, 2017

ATLANTA (WCTV) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Gwinnett County Police Department have arrested 23 men connected to an underage sex sting.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the arrests were made in the past five days. The investigation is part of GBI’s “Operation Spring Cleaning” in partnership with the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Gwinnett County detective David Smith says professional “chatters” posing as 13- and 14-year-olds posted profiles on dating and classified ad sites. The suspects engaged with the chatters on these sites and arranged meetings with the purpose of having sex. The suspects were arrested at two sites where they believed these meetings would take place.

GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says the suspects are between 19 and 48 years old. It’s unclear if they have lawyers.

The following were arrested and charged in Gwinnett County as part of “Operation Spring Cleaning”:

Scott Robert Baxter, 34, Tucker, GA

Andrew Sean Carroll, 19, Dacula, GA

Brian Dwayne Clark, 41, Winder, GA

Alisha Gagguturu, 23, Suwanee, GA

Connor Fionn Hale, 23, Lawrenceville, GA

Demetrius Deshawn Harper, 22, Lawrenceville, GA

Joel Blake Jackson, 22, Braselton, GA

Rasesh Jagtap, 33, Alpharetta, GA

Akshat Jasra, 35, Alpharetta, GA

David Kelley, 22, College Park, GA

Steven Anthony King, 26, Clarksville, GA

Horacio Mendoza, 48, Lawrenceville, GA

Andrew Ryan Murphy, 22, Norcross, GA

Max Park, 37, Suwanee, GA

Edward Harold Ramsey, 24, Wichita, KS

Melchior Simon, 28, Duluth, GA

Martinez-Torres Sixto , 30, Norcross, GA

Brett William Smith, Jr., 35

Zadok Smith, 27, Duluth, GA

James Evan Soggs, 20, Sandy Springs, GA

Adis Spahic, 40, Lawrenceville, GA

Ertiza Talukder, 23, Lawrenceville, GA

William David Warren, 41, Winder, GA

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