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Seven arrested on prostitution charges

Sheriff's Office and police agencies target operation allegedly working from an Aloha motel

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Chen QuanWashington County Sheriff's deputies late Thursday arrested six women and one man who were allegedly involved in prostitution out of an Aloha motel.

The county's child abuse detectives, along with help from Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro and Forest Grove police departments and Washington County Parole & Probation, took part in an operation related to ongoing enforcement of human trafficking.

They arrested Chen Quan, 32, of San Gabriel, Calif., on a charge of promoting prositution and also arrested six female suspects on prostitution charges.

Authorities did not locate any juveniles during this operation.

It was carried out by detectives answering advertisements on a local website to locate potential prostitutes and those responsible for compelling prostitution, according to Sheriff's spokesman Bob Ray.

All seven suspects were lodged in the Washington County Jail awaiting court appearances.

Officials asked anyone with suspicions related to prostitution or human trafficking to call the Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2500

Also, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center provides confidential resources at any time by calling 888-373-7888.


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