Human Trafficking Task Force Arrests Seven In Prostitution Sting

Grand Island  —  Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C and officers from the Grand Island Police Department conducted an undercover operation  to target and identify individuals soliciting prostitution in the Grand Island area.

This was an operation of the Central Region of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. The effort resulted in the arrest of seven individuals for soliciting prostitution.

In addition to attempting to rescue those being trafficking against their will for commercial sexual activity, other key tenants to the Human Trafficking Task Force are to attempt to reduce the demand for commercial sexual activity by conducting undercover investigations targeting and identifying sex buyers.

The following individuals were arrested and lodged in Hall County Corrections for Solicitation of Prostitution:

Brandon Stickley of Cairo, Craig Jones of Kearney, Jesus Oliveros of Grand Island, Buckley Haag of Bartely, Michael Smidt of Glenvil, Steve Cole of St. Paul and Mike Aipperspach of Hastings.