Wichita police arrest 16 men in prostitution sting

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Wichita police say they've arrested 16 men on sex trafficking-related charges during a prostitution sting along the Broadway corridor. 

Officer Charley Davidson said the sting ran from about 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday. It included officers from the department's vice section, the Patrol South and Patrol West community response teams and the Broadway Corridor Team.

"Our message remains the same: Do not come to the Broadway corridor area to engage in this activity, or your will be arrested," Davidson said.

Below are the names of the men arrested, according to booking records:

  • Dagoberto Aguilar-Ramos
  • Michael Briggs
  • Shawn Craven
  • Jamie De La Torre
  • Christian Dunn
  • Vondell Kelly
  • Koby Konecne
  • Gerano Marin-Hernandez
  • Juan Martinez
  • Nabil Nikoula
  • Terry Powers
  • Mark Rodriguez
  • Mario Sanchez
  • Raylon Snovelle
  • Melvin Teufel
  • Xong Vo

Davidson said that a 17th arrest during the sting was for an outstanding warrant. 

Police have arrested a total of 154 people -- 27 women and 127 men -- in 18 stings since the Broadway Corridor Project began launched in August of 2017. 

The Broadway corridor stretches from Pawnee to 21st Street North and from Water to St. Francis.

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