TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) – An undercover operation by several Arizona law agencies announced Monday they arrested 25 Valley men this summer for various sex acts with children.

This undercover operation named "Operation Summer Shield" was a partnership with the Tempe Police Department, Mesa Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Attorney General’s Office.

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The primary goal was to target the “demand for child sex crimes and human trafficking.”

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This led to the arrest of 25 men ranging from ages 19 to 63 years old. Tempe police released the names of the suspects Monday:

--Kristofer Haas, 36

--Scott Jackson, 33

--David Chickering, 55

--Vincent Connor, 27

--Sean Grimes, 54

--Alex Waldron, 31,

--Devon Large, 19

--Lee A. Guzman, 27,

--Isaiah Smith, 30

--Daniel Marquez, 30

--Shy Ewing, 25

--Ryan Kille, 32

--Moroni A. Ayala, 43,

--Luke Ottman, 51

--Shane S Crowell, 41

--Stanford Spring, 55

--Jose Vazquez Jr, 22

--Bryan Jackson, 37

--Kevin Tom, 27

--Jose Antonio Rojas Minjarez, 30

--Micah Veazey, 35,

--John A. Reed, 33

--Andrew C. Herrington, 63

--Travis J. Salmon, 23

--Robert MacAdam, 50

During the operation, undercover officers and detectives put ads on websites and apps that suspects seeking sex acts with kids usually visit.

The suspects attempted to request or make a deal for various sex acts with children and got arrested.

"Every day there's a new application, a social media, a new website," said Detective Greg Bacon with the Tempe Police Department. "So, the challenge is staying on top of different things that constantly change." 

Some of the charges include child sex trafficking, sexual abuse, luring of a minor for sexual exploitation, attempted sex conduct with a minor, furnishing harmful materials to a minor and possession of dangerous drugs.

"To potentially save countless victims with a human trafficking arrest is incredible," said Bacon. 


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