Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

24 INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH 'OPERATION INTERCEPTION'

Defendants Accused of Soliciting Minors for Sex

Decatur, Ga.- A DeKalb County Grand Jury has indicted 24 people for allegedly soliciting minors for sex in connection with a multi-jurisdictional operation titled, “Operation Interception.” Each of the defendants, ranging in age from 20 to 55 at the time of the crime, is charged with at least one count of Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit, or Entice a Child, in separate indictments returned by Grand Jurors last Thursday. Other charges, including Human Trafficking, Criminal Attempt to Commit Aggravated Child Molestation, and Obscene Internet Contact with a Child, vary per defendant.

The charges against the Defendants stem from a five-day undercover operation based in Brookhaven beginning January 30, 2019, spanning the course of Super Bowl weekend, held in Atlanta.

According to the investigation, the men contacted decoys online, believing they were 14-year-old children, and either engaged in sexually explicit conversations with them and/or distributed obscene photographs to them. Many traveled to Brookhaven with the intent of meeting a child for sex. They  were instead arrested by undercover agents after arriving at the designated meeting location.

The operation was coordinated by the GBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force in partnership with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies including the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Brookhaven Police Department.

Following indictment, the Defendants will be scheduled for arraignment and later, trial. The cases are being prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Sexual Exploitation and Crimes Against Children (SECAC) Unit, which conducted an extensive pre-indictment investigation.

The list of the Defendants and the charges on which they were indicted are outlined as follows:

Defendant

Charges

Aguilar-Zaragoza, Miguel, 25

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  2. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child

Bowen, Nicholas Alexander, 30

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Brady, Tony, 41

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  2. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child

Cheung, Thomas Ho-Yan, 33

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Collins, Jeshua Elijah, 23

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Fadeyi, Tunde James, 56

  1. Trafficking a Person for Sexual Servitude
  2. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Gonzalez-Amaya, Walter Antonio, 23

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  2. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child
  3. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  4. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child

Gordon, Larry Allen, 32

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Gourdine, Zachary Tye, 29

  1. Trafficking a Person for Sexual Servitude
  2. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Graham, Dylan Michael, 28

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  2. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child
  3. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  4. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child

Harrish, Dennis Joseph, 35

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  2. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child

Hyder, Richard Jason, 42

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Kennedy, Mitchell Alle, 25

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  2. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child

Lalani, Raheem, 27

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Mendoza-Escalante, Marco, 21 

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Menjivar-Fernandez, Darwin J, 23

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Ramirez-Salgado, Oscar, 40

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Sanchez, Juan Manuel, 26

  1. Trafficking a Person for Sexual Servitude
  2. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Timoteus, Junior Cornelius, 26

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Valencia-Patino, Juan, 23

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Walters, Tarno, 23

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  2. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child

Williams, Kyle Alexander, 32

  1. Criminal Attempt to Commit Aggravated Child Molestation
  2. Criminal Attempt to Commit Statutory Rape
  3. Criminal Attempt to Commit Child Molestation
  4. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  5. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child
  6. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child
  7. Obscene Internet Contact with a Child

Wilson, Robert Tyler, 32

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child

Whynot, Dylan Golding, 33

  1. Utilizing an Electronic Device to Seduce, Solicit or Entice a Child