WASHINGTON — Prince William County police arrested seven men on charges of trying to have sex with minors in the culmination of an operation that began last month.
The police say that the Northern Virginia/D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including detectives from the Prince William County and Manassas City departments, posed online as underage girls beginning last month, and were contacted by several men looking to have sex with them. Over the course of several days, they set up meetings in Prince William County, and arrested the seven without incident.
Police named the arrested men: John Andrew Dutch, 25, of Manassas, Va.; Patrick Ran Hamilton, 34, of Burke, Va.; Joshua Kaminoff, 39, of Herndon, Va.; Andrew Yun Lee, 41, of Gainesville, Va.; Abel Maldonado, 30, of Lothian, Maryland; Ivan Sandoval-Reyes, 21, of no fixed address; and Lamar Sharp, 28, of Manassas, Va.
They were all charged with attempted indecent liberties with children and using a communication device to facilitate certain offenses involving children. Maldonado also was charged with attempting to produce child pornography.
The police emphasize that the operation never involved actual children, and advise parents to keep track of what their children are doing online.
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