Seven men arrested in Corvallis in prostitution sting

Detectives say they arrested the seven men after they showed up to a hotel and agreed to pay for sex.

Posted: Apr 26, 2019 4:13 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2019 4:15 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a two-day prostitution operation this week that led to the arrest of seven men at a Corvallis hotel. They say detectives posed as a woman online who was soliciting sex for money.

Deputies said once the men agreed to pay a fee to engage in sexual conduct or contact, the Oregon crime of commercial sexual solicitation was committed and the men were arrested for a class A misdemeanor. The sting happened April 24 and 25.

In February of 2018, detectives with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office ran a similar operation, in which they placed an advertisement on a social media site, which led to the arrest of 10 men.

Detectives created a new advertisement this week. More than 100 people responded to the ad to pay for sex with a 19 to 24-year-old woman. Of those, seven arrived at a local hotel and were taken into custody.

With limited beds available at the Benton County Jail, the seven men were booked and released with citations. They include David Paoletti, 45, of Corvallis; Andrew Laframboise, 32, of Aumsville; Dieter Welte, 39, of Eugene; Khalifam Alhammadi, 20, of Corvallis; Wesley Burnett, 38, of Albany; John De Jong, 71, of Corvallis; and Liu Xiaosong, 38, of Corvallis.

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