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Police: Sting nets men between 24 and 51 years old chatting with Chesterfield minor for sex

Posted at 2:15 PM, Nov 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-01 14:54:36-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Seventeen men, who range in age from 24 to 51, were charged with crimes related to an online chatting operation run by Chesterfield Police Special Victims Detectives.

"During the two-day operation, detectives intercepted suspects who believed they were soliciting sex from minors through online and social media platforms," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "[The men] communicated with people they believed to be underage members of our community and arranged to meet them at a location to have sexual relations. When the suspects came to the location, they were met by police and arrested."

All of the men were charged with felony solicitation of prostitution.

Most were also charged with the use of a vehicle to promote prostitution.

Police released the following information about those who were arrested:

  • Carlos Angel-Valesquez, 27, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution
  • Jonathan M. Austin, 36, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • John D. Blanchard, 51, of Virginia Beach, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Daniel E. Boyd Jr., 38, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Nelson D.R. Dudley, 34, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • James D. Eades, 42, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Michael C. Hall, 50, of Henrico, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Ricardo A. Hinojosa Gonzalez, 43, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution
  • Christopher P. Kendrick, 50, of Louisa, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Franklin E. Martinez-Parada, 39, of Grasonville, Maryland, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Gabriel Medrano Flores, 49, of Henrico, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Efren Mojica Yepiz, 30, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Joshua P. Morris, 28, of Prince George, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Craig T. Moulden, 27, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Danzel M. Roland, 30, of Petersburg, was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice, felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution
  • Sergio A. Terceros Zambrana, 24, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution
  • Taurean R. Thomas, 26, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.