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Amarillo police arrest 18 people for various sex trafficking and human exploitation related crimes

The Amarillo Police Department’s Specialized Operations Division and Special Victims Unit worked a multiday mission involving violations of various sex trafficking and human exploitation related crimes. 

Officers worked in undercover roles to identify and arrest perpetrators of these crimes. 

The Amarillo Police Department recognizes that human trafficking is a very real problem in Amarillo.  APD Detectives interview arrestees of prostitution in an effort to identify if they are human trafficking victims or if they know of anyone who is being trafficked or underage.

The victims in these cases deserve to be treated like human beings and not property.  According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, the average age a teen enters the sex trade in the US is 12 to 14 years old.

There were 3 arrests made for Online Solicitation of a Minor; additional charges below.

Alejandro Delgado 

Takoda Berry 

Alexander Hearn, Resisting Arrest

There were 15 arrests for Prostitution; additional charges listed below.

Nicole Wagner, 3 misdemeanor traffic warrants

Dawnyell Barbaree

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Alexus Green

Misty Ray

Keiaubryi Torrez

Brandi Case

Megahn Williams

Brittany Duvall, misdemeanor traffic warrant

Kristina Moon, misdemeanor traffic warrant

Benjamin Locklear

Elisia Ramirez

April Montes

Aubrey Garcia

Ariel Romero

The Amarillo Police Department will continue to conduct these type of operations to reduce prostitution and human trafficking in Amarillo.  These offenses are not “victimless” crimes and are often associated with other serious crimes, such as robbery, assault, and drug related offenses. 

If you know of a person who is involved in human trafficking as a victim or an offender, please contact the Amarillo Police Department at 806-378-3038.

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