Prince William Nabs 9 in Sex Sting Operation

Prince William County Police have arrested nine people in a sex sting operation. Detectives set up shop in a hotel in the Manassas area and advertised  commercial sex services that they say had  direct connection to human trafficking.

Using social media and telephone contacts, police identified several suspects and charged them with various offenses connected to commercial sex, according to a news release.

During this latest operation, the below individuals were identified and charged in connection to offenses relating to our deterrence and enforcement efforts including the solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place. The code of Virginia defines a “bawdy place” as any place within or outside any building or structure that is used or is to be used for lewdness, assignation, or prostitution.

Those arrested included:

Pablo Ruben PEREZ UMANZOR, 19, of 10163 Wilmington St in Manassas
Court Date: September 24, 2019 | Bond: $2,000 secured
Clemente Bernal COBO, 21, of 14219 Lotus Ln #536 in Centreville
Court Date: September 24, 2019 | Bond: $2,500 secured

Others arrested

Charged with frequenting a bawdy place and solicitation of prostitution and released on bond:

Manuel Theodore DEGUZMAN, 55, of 14309 Ladderback Dr in Gainesville
Abel ALVARENGA, 40, of 8251 Highland St in Manassas
Richard Allen WATERS, 48, of 11986 Coverstone Hills Cir in Manassas
Alfonso MEDINA, 43, of 117 Bradley Ct in Winchester
Davinder KAHLON, 35, of 12188 Jennell Dr in Bristow
Jeffrey MOSHER, 45, of 44 Deerfield Meadows in Mineral, VA
Mansour ASIMOV, 26, of 25253 Sackwheat Sq in Chantilly

“Anyone who solicits commercial sex plays a fundamental role in human sex trafficking by contributing to the need and demand of such activities,” the department said in a news release. “Law Enforcement’s goal is to be an active participant in the fight against human trafficking and create a safe environment for the reporting of suspected human trafficking.”

To report suspected human trafficking or to receive assistance if you are victim of human trafficking, please contact the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, send a text to 233733, or Prince William County Police at 703-792-6500.




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Truman Lewis
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