Police Make 13 Felony Sex-Related Crimes Arrest In 2-Day Online Child Predator Bust

In May, the Chandler Police Department conducted a multi-agency operation targeting adult online predators seeking to engage in illicit sexual activities with children in the City of Chandler and adjoining cities. The operation aimed to identify and apprehended predators and prevent and deter illegal sex-related activities with potential minor victims.

The Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek and Globe Police Departments, in conjunction with the Pinal County Sheriffs Department, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the Maricopa County Prosecutors Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, participated in the enforcement detail. The two-day operation resulted in 13 suspects being arrested for over 30 sex-related felony crimes. Firearms and illicit drugs were also seized during the operation.

The suspects, according to Chandler PD, are:
Enrique Taylor Jr.
Wyatt Roanhorse
Abdiel Hernandez
Marc Anthony Martinez
Clayton Carpenter Mahon
Aaron Joseph
Wayne Bancroft
Warren Locks Jr.
Emilio Gurule
Thomas Coppola
Martin Vargas Acosta
Gerson Edgardo-Perdomo Caceres
One Unidentified suspect

Details about each suspect’s arrest were not provided.