Eight Arrested in Sting Operation Focused on Child Sex Crimes
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(Radio Iowa) A sting operation has wrapped up in central Iowa that targeted people who want to have sex with juveniles.

The sting was launched by the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and included a host of local, county, state and federal agencies. It zeroed in on the Des Moines metro area and extended north to Ames. Eight people were arrested in all. They’re all men, ranging in age from 29 to 55. All eight are charged with solicitation of commercial sexual activity, a Class D felony, while one was also charged with marijuana possession.

James Ehrenreich Reiser, 37 of Des Moines, IA
710A.2A Solicitation of commercial sexual activity, a Class D felony

Kevin Paul Weiser, 43 of Des Moines, IA
710A.2A Solicitation of commercial sexual activity, a Class D felony

Shijian Ding, 45, of Ankeny, IA
710A.2A Solicitation of commercial sexual activity, a Class D felony

Johnnie Bertrum Meling, 40 of Indianola, IA
710A.2A Solicitation of commercial sexual activity, a Class D felony

Kenneth James Jaeger Jr., 55 of Des Moines, IA
710A.2A Solicitation of commercial sexual activity, a Class D felony

Damian Lamorn Dudley, 29 of Polk City, IA
710A.2A Solicitation of commercial sexual activity, a Class D felony
124.401(1)(d) Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, a Class D felony

Joshua Michale Lyn Ezzard, 37 of Ankeny, IA
710A.2A Solicitation of commercial sexual activity, a Class D felony

Luke Jai Wilkins, 36 of Ames, IA
710A.2A Solicitation of commercial sexual activity, a Class D

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