Former Oregon House Speaker Arrested For Sex Trafficking
Former Democratic Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt is facing charges after being arrested in an April sex trafficking sting, the Portland Tribune reported.
The search operation for alleged sex traffickers involved potential criminals to click on decoy advertisements, which Portland police posted on popular human trafficking websites, the Portland Tribune.
Seven more people were arrested along with Dave Hunt, according to a police report.
“The Portland Police Bureau’s Human Trafficking Unit cited 8 men in an undercover operation, conducted in April 2021. Officers posted online decoy ads on known human trafficking websites,” the police said. “The subjects who contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts were criminally cited on the charge of Commercial Sexual Solicitation.”
Hunt has previously spearheaded a number of bills to counter these illegal activities. Since 2007, thanks to Hunt, two legislations have been drafted that made commercial sexual solicitation illegal.
Dave Hunt declined to comment on his arrest.