All Suspects Knew the Age Of The Intended Victim
SONOMA COUNTY—The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, along with The Santa Rosa Police Department Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, responded to an increase in the solicitation for prostitution in Sonoma County by participating in ‘Operation Cross Country’ headed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The operation was part of a nationwide operation that specifically targeted advertisements for sex on Internet sites. “The goal of this operation was to address the growing problem of sex trafficking that is increasing in this county.” Sonoma County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ruben Martinez wrote in a press release.
Both the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Rosa set up an operation that specifically targeted those individuals that responded to sex advertisements on the Internet involving a 13-year-old girl.
19-year-old Mateo Strawbridge of Santa Rosa, 32-year-old Alberto Carreno-Hernandez of Petaluma, 35-year-old Nicholas Perry of Sebastopol, 36-year-old Rodolfo Alvarez of Santa Rosa and 45-year-old David Kilonzo of Santa Rosa were all arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Jail for soliciting for sex with a fictitious 13-year-old girl.
All five suspects contacted undercover detectives and requested sexual services from the 13-year-old teenager. During phone conversations with all five suspects detectives inform them of the young lady’s age and they still made the solicitations.
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Rosa Police Department Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit are part of the Sonoma County Task Force on human trafficking. The task force works to address prostitution and human trafficking in Sonoma County.