PORTLAND, Ore. — Three people have been indicted by a grand jury in connection with an on-going human sex trafficking investigation, according to the district attorney’s office. According to court records, the alleged crimes occurred in 2019 and 2020 and involved a minor victim. This case is being prosecuted by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Team, which includes two attorneys, an investigator and a victim advocate.
Izaak Shaquilie Blocker, 24, is booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 65 charges, including ten counts of rape, nine counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, and four counts of compelling prostitution.
Izaak Shaquilie Blocker is accused of forcing an underage girl into prostitution, as well as physically assaulting, strangling and raping her himself, according to the indictment. A grand jury also indicted Blocker on charges related to allegations of taking sexually explicit photos of her, giving her cocaine and a tattoo without a parent’s consent.
Andre Gomez, 41, was booked into the Weber County Jail on Saturday and made his first appearance in 2nd District Court on Monday.
David Anthony Mackey, 42, Chandra Jones, 35, and Gomez trafficked two 17-year-old girls they recruited in Salt Lake City before setting up in an Ogden hotel, the Utah Attorney General’s Office alleged in charging documents unsealed by the court in late March.
Authorities in Oregon arrested Oeming in January as part of a sting operation targeting child prostitution. He was charged with online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree and booked into the Lane County Jail.
Washington County, Oregon two men were arrested with a sex trafficking in the county. Detectives were investigating multiple victims, including a 17-year-old girl. Officials learned that a 21-year-old male met the victim online and knew she was underage. He coordinated the victim to meet with men who paid for sexual acts or explicit content. He was indicted by a grand jury on four counts of compelling position, three counts of promoting prostitution and first degree unlawful sexual penetration, first-degree sexual abuse, and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
Police have recovered six girls that are minors from a hotel room in Portland Oregon. The investigation started a week ago when officers responded to a shot fired call and a possible abduction that happened on 15th Avenue. Two more girls went missing the next day in Portland. Two adult males were taken into custody.
Inside the car, police found Jennifer Johnson, 40, of Portland, Tyler Ford, 29, of Gresham, and a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing out of the Portland,OR. area. Investigators believe she was being groomed for working in the commercial sex trade.
Sex trafficking is a lucrative $2 billion a year industry in the United States that preys on the vulnerable and hopeless. It may seem far away from places like Eugene and Springfield, OR — but, sadly, it is not.
Oregon locals are utilizing a collaborative effort between local agencies and community partners called the Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Multidisciplinary Team. The team aims to support, educate and provide survivor-centered approaches. The joint effort allows the community to offer victims and survivors various ways to find resources or a support system.
Junction City, OR to hold third annual Human Trafficking Prevention Summit this Saturday. Many experts on human trafficking including the FBI, will work alongside Chief Bob Morris with Junction City police to raise awareness to the worldwide issue.
Detectives said Warren agreed to meet the girl in the vicinity of a local high school and was arrested by the street crimes unit. Warren is in the Lane County Jail and faces a charge of first-degree online sexual corruption of a child.
An Elmira man was arrested on Monday after detectives working a child prostitution sting found him posing online as a teen girl.
The man, identified as Charles Burke Niemeyer, responded to the posting and made an agreement to meet the “girl” who had identified herself as a 15 year old in the vicinity of a local high school.
I never, ever, would have thought that this topic would need to be breached here in Tillamook County. I am concerned about the reaction of Tillamook County residents to this discussion, but I am determined to be a part of the solution…and I hope you will all do the same.