Santa Rosa police and the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office arrested
five men on suspicion of soliciting sex from a 13-year-old girl during a
human trafficking sting on Friday.
The human trafficking operation was part of the nationwide
Operation Cross Country headed by the FBI, sheriff's Sgt. Ruben Martinez
The local effort specifically targeted people who responded to
advertisements for sex with a 13-year-old girl and contacted undercover
detectives posing as the girl, Martinez said.
Those who were arrested and booked in the Sonoma County Jail are
Alberto Carreno-Hernandez, 32, of Petaluma, Nichols Perry, 35, of Sebastopol,
and Santa Rosa residents Mateo Strawbridge, 19, Rodolfo Alvarez, 36 and David
According to Martinez, there has been an increase in the
solicitation of prostitution in Sonoma County based on the increase of
advertisement on prostitution related Internet sites.