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Amarillo Police Department arrest six men for online solicitation of a minor

Over the past year and half, the Amarillo Police Department has received information that several local teenage girls are involved in human trafficking. Some of these underage girls have been forced into this type of behavior and others are prostituting themselves on dating/escort sites.

The APD Special Victims Unit and ProActive Criminal Enforcement unit (PACE) setup an undercover operation on September 21st, 2018, with Special Victims Unit Detectives posing as 15-16 year olds.

The suspects initiated contact with the undercover officer by text messages and arranged to have sexual intercourse for money. When the suspects arrived at the agreed upon location they were arrested, interviewed and booked into the Randall County Jail for online solicitation of a minor, a felony offense.

The six men that were arrested are: Jareth Hunter Fortenberry, age 29; Charles Riley Johnson, age 50; Byron DeVall Laury, age 44; Joshua Richard Oliphant, age 31; Agustin Rosa, age 36; and Kirk Monroe Winningham, age 49.

The APD Special Victims unit will continue their investigation into these online trafficking and prostitution sites and will continue to make cases and arrests in the future.

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