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Nine men arrested in prostitution raid, missing woman rescued

Portland Police Bureau officers respond to a crime scene (KOIN, file).

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A woman reported missing in California has been reunited with her family after Portland police arrested nine men in a raid on the prostitution scene last Tuesday.

Police focused on a section of Southeast 82nd Avenue and arrested seven men between the ages of 22 and 51 on charges of soliciting prostitution and sexual solicitation.

A 46-year-old Portland man was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm and first-degree theft. His stolen weapon was confiscated by police. A 24-year-old Gresham man was also taken into custody for second-degree theft.

This weapon was seized during a raid on prostitutes in southeast Portland on June 11, 2024 (PPB)
This weapon was seized during a raid on prostitutes in southeast Portland on June 11, 2024 (PPB)

Police said they had identified other possible suspects and had also towed four vehicles.

The woman from California has been reunited with her family, authorities said.

No further information has been released so far.

If you or someone you know is a victim of labor or sex trafficking, please call 911 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or report tips to [email protected].