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18 people in Weber County arrested in undercover sex trafficking sting

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18 people in Weber County arrested in undercover sex trafficking sting (Photo: KUTV File)

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -Eighteen people were arrested in an undercover sex trafficking sting over the week leading up to Christmas, the Weber County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.

The operation was focused in western Weber County, where detectives "used both the tactics and websites common with sex trafficking to make eighteen arrests," according to the sheriff's office.

"The purpose of the operation was to identify and help victims of human trafficking..." sheriff's officials wrote.

All 18 people arrested met with the undercover detectives at a local motel "to exchange money for sexual acts."

Potential charges facing the suspects include patronizing a prostitute, solicitation of a prostitute, prostitution, and possession of a controlled substance.

"The Weber County Sheriff's Office is committed to investigating and stopping human trafficking in our community," officials wrote.

The arrested individuals include:

  • Zackary Partridge, age 32, of Kaysville — patronizing a prostitute
  • Todd Cordner, age 58, of Brigham — patronizing a prostitute, sexual solicitation
  • Andres Tenorio, age 25, of West Haven — patronizing a prostitute
  • Justin Bagshaw, age 37, of Ogden — patronizing a prostitute
  • Richard Parkinson, age 42, of Syracuse — patronizing a prostitute
  • Clint Costley, age 47, of Plain City — patronizing a prostitute
  • Cesar Bustamante, age 32, of Destin, Florida — patronizing a prostitute
  • "Julio Cesar," age 30, of Ogden — patronizing a prostitute (Cesar's name is written in quotation marks on the graphic provided by the sheriff's office. Officials did not specify why.)
  • Shane Arbogast, age 39, of Layton — patronizing a prostitute
  • Matthew Russon, age 36, of Clearfield — patronizing a prostitute
  • Stanley Bird, age 59, of Hooper — patronizing a prostitute
  • Daniel Avila, age 38, of Ogden — patronizing a prostitute
  • Troy Larson, age 53, of Ogden — patronizing a prostitute
  • Kalee Minor, age 32, of Pleasant View — patronizing a prostitute, possession of a controlled substance
  • Gage Picard, age 22, of Fruit Heights — patronizing a prostitute
  • Angel Penaloza-Duarte, age 41, of Riverdale — patronizing a prostitute
  • Brian Lillehaug, age 29, of West Valley — patronizing a prostitute
  • Jeffrey Garcia, age 57, of Roy — patronizing a prostitute

Individuals are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.