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Operation Net Nanny: 22 Arrests in Thurston County
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O.U.R. in the U.S., Operations, Allies

PRESS RELEASE | WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

Thurston County – 22 dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Thurston County were removed from the streets, thanks to a multi-day operation run by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and several partner agencies.

Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this is the 15th operation spearheaded by the WSP’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF), an Internet Crimes Against Children affiliate. Since the original operation in August 2015, MECTF has netted a total of 246 arrests and rescued more than 30 children across the state.

MECTF’s primary mission is to proactively target those persons involved in child abuse and child exploitation via the internet. “While the internet is a powerful tool for our nation, criminals using it to target our communities’ necessitates a need for this type of proactive investigations by our law enforcement troopers and partners in order to combat these horrible crimes,” says WSP Chief John R. Batiste.

“This operation is aimed at protecting our vulnerable children and making communities safer,” adds Chief Batiste.

From February 15, 2019 to February 20, 2019, undercover law enforcement officers used various websites on the internet and phone applications to communicate with people interested in having sex with children. The operation generated hundreds of responses. The would-be perpetrators who were arrested over the five day operation traveled to meet with the undercover detectives posing as underage girls and boys with the intent to engage in sexual activity with children as young as six-years-old.

The names of the individuals arrested during the operation are:

  • Michael A. Brazielle, 22, Lacey, Washington
  • Jesse D. Jones, 41, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington
  • Juvenile, 17, Olympia, Washington
  • Daniel M. Kennedy, 27, Seattle, Washington
  • John D. Henderson, 38, Lacey, Washington
  • James E. Stillwell, 40, Tenino, Washington
  • Jason L. Koster, 25, Lacey, Washington
  • Regan F, Lane-Smith, 50, Tacoma, Washington
  • Robert L. Kelley, 52, Rochester, Washington
  • Greg E. Decker, 49, Graham, Washington
  • Charles A. Yates, 22, Olympia, Washington
  • Lamar A. Smith, 22, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington
  • Jonas M. Davis, 34, Tacoma, Washington
  • Jeffrey A. LeClair, 34 Fife, Washington
  • Todd L. Schock, 20, Olympia, Washington
  • William John Tyler Smith, 22, Transient
  • Joshua A. Garcia, 21, Olympia, Washington
  • John R. Greenfield, 41, Shelton, Washington
  • Raymond M. Suarez, 46, Youngtown, Arizona
  • Curtis Pouncy, 59, Aberdeen, Washington
  • Jason P. D. Boozer, 35, Lacey, Washington
  • Quenton Parker, 31, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington
    • *UPDATE: The charges against Mr. Quenton Parker were dismissed.

Anyone with information related to the suspects listed, or information leading to the identity of victims potentially involved in these cases please contact MECTF at mectf@wsp.wa.gov.

The collaborative effort involving more than 70 dedicated law enforcement officers, agents, and staff led to the success of this operation.

The funding for this operation was made possible due in part by support from the public as well as a generous donation from Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). O.U.R. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) who shares the mission of law enforcement agencies to save children and see that child predators are arrested and prosecuted.

O.U.R. is privileged and honored to partner with our nation’s law enforcement heroes in this important cause to combat the sexual exploitation of children in our nation’s communities.

 

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Susa
2019-02-27 16:58:28
Children are safer because these predators have been caught. What poison in our society leads to such character failure among so many? Thanks to all the heroes who made these arrests possible.
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Laurie
2019-03-04 14:09:23
Pornography is poisoning our society.
Esther Hutchinson
2021-09-10 16:39:59
Especially TikTok, where you can find millions of videos of children and teenagers twerking and doing other sexual dances that would likely excite any pedo.
Sandra
2019-02-27 18:19:05
Thank God. Incredible effort in saving our children from deprived animals. ♥️
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Sandra
2019-02-27 18:20:38
Incredible effort in saving our children from depraved animals. ♥️
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Dixon Judd
2019-02-28 13:59:12
From my first intro. to Tim Ballard and his incredible sacrifices to spearhead O.U. R. by building this crusade against despicable citizens, ravaging God's children of the world, to the growth of a movement to say, "No, you're not going to do this to God's most helpless and innocent", I've been supporting all efforts to stop, apprehend and prevent further victims from being exploited.
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Nanette Meredith
2021-05-12 11:18:03
Thank you for taking care of our children. Please let me know what I can do or to raise funds for this mission.
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Shannon McMiller
2021-08-31 05:35:05
On Tuesdays we share stories/articles/events from your website on the Morning Cup - a morning devotion between 8am and 9am. See our FB page under Shannon McMiller for Missions Tuesdays. Thanks for all you do. God bless and keep each and every one of you in perfect peace as your minds are stayed on Him.
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