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Seven arrested in local hotel sex sting

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Roberto Briseno Roberto Briseno
Aaron Wayne Keeling Aaron Wayne Keeling
Luciano Rodriguez Luciano Rodriguez
Zachary Mendoza Zachary Mendoza
MCLENNAN COUNTY - Waco police and the State Attorney General's office arrested seven men in a crackdown on domestic minor sex trafficking.  The joint effort set up a sting at two local hotels using undercover female police officers posing as 16 year old girls.

Officers posted an online escort advertisement pretending to be a young female, and when men called a meeting place was set up and once cash was exchanged the men were arrested.

According to arrest affidavits, Aaron Wayne Keeling, 26, of Waco; Luciano Rodriguez, 47, of Waco; Roberto Briseno, 37, of Gatesville; and Zachary Mendoza, 20, of Waco all were arrested Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, after calling the number in the fake online ad and then arranging to meet the girl at the Hampton Inn Hotel at 4259 N. I-35 in Lacy Lakeview.

All four men told police they were unemployed, and they paid $25, $60 or $80 cash with the intentions of having sex with the teen.

In each case, police say the men were told the girl was only 16 years old, and in some instances the younger girl was picked over an 18 year old who was also there.

The next day the sting moved to another nearby hotel, the Fairfield Inn, and three more men were arrested using the same guise.

Gary Marc Greenberg, 46, of Cypress;  Jason Agnew Howell, 31, of Lorena; and Reynaldo Fuertes, 63, of Dallas came to the hotel thinking they were going to have sex and chose the 16 year old. 

All seven are charged with Trafficking of Persons Under 18, a second degree felony in Texas, which carries a punishment of 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine if they're convicted.

As of Monday night, none of the seven was listed on the inmate list at the McLennan County Jail.
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