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O.U.R. AND WSP IN OPERATION NET NANNY

.jpg photo of Logo of task force of Washington State Police working with other agencys to stop child predatorsOperation Net Nanny: 22 Arrests in Thurston County

Thurston County, WA  –  22 dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Thurston County were removed from the streets, thanks to a multi-day operation run by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and several partner agencies.

Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this is the 15th operation spearheaded by the WSP’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF), an Internet Crimes Against Children affiliate.  Since the original operation in August 2015, MECTF has netted a total of 246 arrests and rescued more than 30 children across the state.

MECTF’s primary mission is to proactively target those persons involved in child abuse and child exploitation via the internet.  “While the internet is a powerful tool for our nation, criminals using it to target our communities’ necessitates a need for this type of proactive investigations by our law enforcement troopers and partners in order to combat these horrible crimes,” says WSP Chief John R. Batiste.

“This operation is aimed at protecting our vulnerable children and making communities safer,” adds Chief Batiste.

From February 15, 2019 to February 20, 2019, undercover law enforcement officers used various websites on the internet and phone applications to communicate with people interested in having sex with children.  The operation generated hundreds of responses.  The would-be perpetrators who were arrested over the five-day operation traveled to meet with the undercover detectives posing as underage girls and boys with the intent to engage in sexual activity with children as young as six-years-old.

The names of the individuals arrested during the operation are:

  • Michael A. Brazielle, 22, Lacey, Washington
  • Jesse D. Jones, 41, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington
  • Juvenile, 17, Olympia, Washington
  • Daniel M. Kennedy, 27, Seattle, Washington
  • John D. Henderson, 38, Lacey, Washington
  • James E. Stillwell, 40, Tenino, Washington
  • Jason L. Koster, 25, Lacey, Washington
  • Regan F, Lane-Smith, 50, Tacoma, Washington
  • Robert L. Kelley, 52, Rochester, Washington
  • Greg E. Decker, 49, Graham, Washington
  • Charles A. Yates, 22, Olympia, Washington
  • Lamar A. Smith, 22, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington
  • Jonas M. Davis, 34, Tacoma, Washington
  • Jeffrey A. LeClair, 34 Fife, Washington
  • Todd L. Schock, 20, Olympia, Washington
  • William John Tyler Smith, 22, Transient
  • Joshua A. Garcia, 21, Olympia, Washington
  • John R. Greenfield, 41, Shelton, Washington
  • Raymond M. Suarez, 46, Youngtown, Arizona
  • Curtis Pouncy, 59, Aberdeen, Washington
  • Jason P. D. Boozer, 35, Lacey, Washington
  • Quenton Parker, 31, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington

Anyone with information related to the suspects listed, or information leading to the identity of victims potentially involved in these cases please contact MECTF at mectf@wsp.wa.gov.

The collaborative effort involving more than 70 dedicated law enforcement officers, agents, and staff led to the success of this operation.

The funding for this operation was made possible due in part by support from the public as well as a generous donation from Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.).  O.U.R. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) who shares the mission of law enforcement agencies to save children and see that child predators are arrested and prosecuted.

O.U.R. is privileged and honored to partner with our nation’s law enforcement heroes in this important cause to combat the sexual exploitation of children in our nation’s communities.

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Operation Maya

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Operation Maya

First O.U.R. Rescue of 2016!

16 Girls Rescued, Including 7 minors

9 Traffickers Arrested

The Jump Team worked through the holidays to organize and pull off this new year’s rescue.

Working with local law enforcement, O.U.R. helped liberate 16 girls and arrest nine traffickers.

YOU made this possible. Thank you for your continued support!

Please be sure to follow us on social media for more details in the coming weeks and months.

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

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Our Peace Officers, Our Veterans, and Active Service Members are my Heroes

These Good People and Organisations are My Heroes too, and I hope each and everyone  of Our Circle will remember Our Friends every time you consider giving from the heart!!!!

Armor Of God Foundation
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American SPCC
http://americanspcc.org/

Ark of Hope for Children
http://arkofhopeforchildren.org

Operation Underground Railroad
https://ourrescue.org/

The Family Place, Dallas, Texas
http://familyplace.org

The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children
http://www.missingkids.com

UnChained Project
http://unchainedproject.org

Best of the Best

The Jump Team of Operation Underground Railroad

They are the best of the best. They train hard, work hard and take their job very seriously. They are the Jump Team of Operation Underground Railroad and they rescue children from sex traffickers.

Former U.S. Navy Seal “Dutch” Turley is the team leader and his number one job is keeping everyone safe. “I’m in charge of the security of the team,” he says. “If you’re in a bad situation you haven’t done the first couple steps.”

Those steps include forming a chain of command and creating accountability. You also need to make sure you’re never alone. You need to watch out for each other and blend in. Of course you have to do your homework too. For O.U.R. that includes gathering intelligence, working with local law enforcement and understanding how the traffickers are organized and move children.

In only six months O.U.R. has rescued 59 children. Perhaps the bigger miracle, however, is that it is all made possible with donations from people and groups who believe in what they are doing. “We are growing so fast,” says Turley. “We are forming more Jump Teams so we can go on more missions and save more children.”

While serving in the Navy Seals “Dutch” was a “breacher” someone who deals with explosives, blasting open doors or breaking barriers. Working with O.U.R. is a bit tamer but he’s always prepared should anything go wrong. In fact, everyone is. No one goes on a mission without training, even celebrities.

Actress Laurie Holden, best known for her roles in the movie The X-Files and the television series The Walking Dead, is also a human rights activist and went with O.U.R. on a recent mission to Colombia. Her job consisted mainly of helping the rescued children feel safe and relaxed. It sounds easy but in a tense situation where traffickers are being arrested it can be quite the challenge.

Jump Team training is ongoing and consists of hand to hand combat and handgun instruction. But the most important training, according to Turley, is mental. “You have to understand your enemy from a mental perspective. We try to do it as often as we can,” he says. “We cover the mentality of the situation.”

For a tough guy, Turley has his soft side. He says there are many outstanding moments working with Operation Underground Railroad. “It’s been the most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life, to save these children (long pause). I’m kind of at a loss for words.” He really is one of the best of the best.