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Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin Police Department arrest 20 men from Alabama, Indiana, Washington and West Virginia

The Franklin Police Department in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, United States and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office executed a child sex sting operation in Indiana from November 1-3, 2022.

Those days, officers posed as underage children online and agreed to meet with the potential offenders at a specified location.

After responding to the posts, some men traveled to Indiana from different states including Alabama, Washington and West Virginia to meet with the supposed minors. Some of them even brought firearms, drugs, alcoholic beverages and other items.

As a result of the operation, a total of 20 men from were arrested. Here is the list of arrestees:

NAMEAGERESIDENCECHARGE
Brallan Campos-Acevedo22Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
making an unlawful proposition
Calvin Michael Farris37Richland,
Washington
child solicitation
dissemination of harmful material to a minor
Christopher Greg Wilson37Columbus,
Indiana
child solicitation
Eric N. Johnson38Noblesville,
Indiana
child solicitation
dissemination of harmful material to a minor
Helly Cananl Sang21Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
James T. Miller28Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
Jeffery Dylan Alford26Greenwood,
Indiana
child solicitation
possession of marijuana
possession of paraphernalia
Jeffrey A. Hance64Mooresville,
Indiana
child solicitation
criminal mischief
resisting law enforcement using a vehicle
prostitution
Jered S. Morgan22Monrovia,
Indiana
child solicitation
Jonathan D. Morales31Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
driving while suspended with a prior conviction
Jonathan Tyler Evans36Pisgah,
Alabama
child solicitation
possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver
possession of marijuana
possession of paraphernalia
Mark Alan Adams59Cross Plains,
Indiana
child solicitation
contributing to the delinquency of a minor
making an unlawful proposition
Max Joseph Miller25Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
Nicholas T. Hubbard23Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
Philip Michael Buhrke26Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
dissemination of harmful material to a minor
Ryan Alan Browning34Harts,
West Virginia
child solicitation
possession of child pornography
Samuel Ernestro Severino Cabrera24Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
making an unlawful proposition
Thiang Za Lian21Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
making an unlawful proposition
Za Thio36Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
making an unlawful proposition
Zacariah Ray Hart43Indianapolis,
Indiana
child solicitation
possession of a syringe
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Some of the arrestees wanted to have the minor leave and go elsewhere to have a sexual encounter. Among the 20 arrestees, 13 have bonded out.

It was the fourth time the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin Police Department conducted a child sex sting operation. The first one in December 2020 resulted in 10 arrested.

Eight were arrested in the second sting in April 2021. In May 2022, the third sting ended with 11 arrests.

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Franklin is the county seat of Johnson County. The city was named after Pennsylvania’s sixth president Benjamin Franklin.

Steve Barnett is the incumbent mayor of Franklin. The late actors Andrew Duggan, Forrest Tucker, Hal Fryar and Max Terhune were born in the city.

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