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Sentencing dates set for men caught in December prostitution sting | KTIC Radio

Sentencing dates set for men caught in December prostitution sting

Sentencing dates set for men caught in December prostitution sting
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All four men who were arrested following an investigation by the Panhandle Regional Team of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force will learn their fates in the coming months in Scotts Bluff County Court.

The four men went to an area hotel after each responded to online ads to purchase sex from adult and minor females. When they arrived to the hotel, they were met by law enforcement officers and arrested.

64-year-old Marty Houser of Scottsbluff pleaded no contest to charges of Soliciting Prostitution (a Class I Misdemeanor) and Soliciting Prostitution with 1+ prior convictions (a Class IV Felony). His sentencing date has been set for June 14th.

20-year-old Benjamin Rein of Torrington pleaded no contest to charges of Soliciting Prostitution (a Class I Misdemeanor) and Soliciting Prostitution (Under the Age of 18) (a Class IV Felony). His sentencing date has been set for May 15th.

47-year- old Alfredo Castro  of Wheat Ridge, Colorado pleaded no contest to charges of Soliciting Prostitution (a Class I Misdemeanor). His sentencing date is set for April 26th.

25-year-old Brent Tinnell of Minatare was found guilty after pleading no contest to charges of  Solicitation of Prostitution and Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance- both class I Misdemeanors. His sentencing date has been set for June 14th.

The investigation was a collaborative effort of nine different agencies including the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, the Scotts Bluff County Attorney’s Office, the Salvation Army, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Scottsbluff Police Department, the Gering Police Department, the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, the Sidney Police Department and the Alliance Police Department.

 

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