This is the type of thing you don’t really expect in the Treasure Valley, let alone a small town like Ontario Oregon, but it did. Fifteen people have been arrested in Ontario for sex trafficking.

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After an investigation The Malheur County Sheriff Department arrested and charged individuals from multiple states -including Idaho for various sex crimes.

I come from a small Idaho town and have lived in Ontario for a short time many years ago and cannot fathom something like this happening in Ontario of all places.

Here is a list of people who were arrested and their various charges in one of the biggest ever sex-trafficking stings by police in the Treasure Valley

  1. Eric Lantz, 35, Ontario, OR – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation
  2. Hubert Anika, 44, Meridian, ID – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation
  3. Rodney Huggins, 52, Weiser, ID – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation
  4. Michael Woodland, 62, Homedale, ID – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation
  5. Misty Dawn Redding, 36, Ontario, OR – Charged with misdemeanor prostitution
  6. Ravonne Williams, 22, Reno, NV – Charged with misdemeanor prostitution
  7. Evelyn Young, 25, Sparks, NV – Charged with misdemeanor prostitution
  8. James Carlile, 18, Ontario, OR – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation
  9. Victor Strica, 31, Philadelphia, PA – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation
  10. Jason Danke, 29, Ontario, OR – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation
  11. Benjamin Lagrone, 42, Caldwell, ID – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation and felony unlawful possession of methamphetamine
  12. Ryan Novotny, 41, Fruitland, ID – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation
  13. Carlos Martinez, 20, Nampa, ID – Charged with misdemeanor commercial sexual solicitation
  14. Antonio Walker, 34, Las Vegas, NV – Charged with felony compelling prostitution