CORVALLIS, Ore.– Corvallis Police, Albany Police and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office set up an undercover operation Friday to catch customers of prostitution. The three agencies ended up arresting eight men after investigators posted an ad online offering prostitution services.
Officers say they received a number of calls. Within 10 hours, eight men showed up at a predetermined location after agreeing to pay undercover detectives money for sex.
The men arrested were Mustafa Al-Jadi, 38, of Corvallis; Jason Paul Beam, 39, of Monroe; Jiyang Wang, 21, of Corvallis; Christopher Allen Stevens, 28, of Corvallis; Anthony Benjamin Jimenez, 26, of Corvallis, Hizam Mubarak Alkhaldi, 22, of Corvallis; Michael Modrich, 51, of Junction City; and Abdullah Al-Yacoub, 21 of Corvallis. Police are calling it a successful operation.
“It just kind of illustrates how frequently and how accepted in certain parts of the community this is…this kind of crime is going on all the time,” said Lt. Cord Wood.
Only six mugshots were available because police say Modrich and Al-Yacoub were cited and then released because of limited space available at the Benton County Jail.
Officers say this kind of operation has been done before to help curb prostitution.