Mattawa Man Busted for Human Trafficking Involving 15-Year-Old
Tuesday night Kennewick police intercepted a 24-year-old Mattawa man in the Winco Foods parking lot on Clearwater, after receiving information he was there to 'hook up' with a 15-year-old girl.
Jesus Rodriguez had arranged to meet up with the girl, with whom he'd apparently had relations with before. He also, said police, had convinced her to send him nude pictures.
The K-9 Unit and officers called it a 'high-risk' stop, and made more so because police said he was armed. But when police surrounded him, he tossed it into the truck, hoping they wouldn't see it. The type of gun was not revealed, but now Rodriguez is facing multiple sex trafficking and other charges.
He's one creeper that won't be on the streets anytime soon.