16 sexual predators arrested during ‘Net Nanny Operation’ in Yakima Co.

16 sexual predators arrested during ‘Net Nanny Operation’ in Yakima Co.

Following a multi-agency operation, 16 dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Yakima County have been arrested.

According to Washington State Patrol, the operation, dubbed “Operation Net Nanny”, was spearheaded by the WSP’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force, and took place over several days.

Yakima Police Department, Union Gap Police Department, and Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI are a few of the agencies involved.

During their effort, these individuals were arrested:

•Thomson,Frederick W., 67, Union Gap
•Tschauner, Bradley V., 29, Ephrata
•Raymond, John B., 59, Yakima
•Erlandson, Hayden A., 22, Yakima
•Curry, David E., 34, Kennewick
•Littlebull, Kendrick y., 20, Yakima
•Martinez, Lucas N., 34, White Swan
•Gaidaichuk, Veniamin N., 28,Everett
•Robertson, Richie H., 21, Yakima
•Atkins, Brent M., 40, Naches
•Hernandez, Christian, 24, Union Gap
•Ramirez, Jessie J., 29, Yakima
•Sanchez, Breton L., 18, Yakima
•Randhawa, Rakinder S., 26, Sunnyside
•Hudson, Fidel A., 25, Yakima
•Cool, Benjamin J., 24, Nampa, ID

WSP asks that anyone with information related to these suspects or potential victims should contact MECTF at mectf@wsp.wa.gov

Chief Matthew Murraywith Yakima Police department stated in a press release, “As parents of six children, and foster parents to forty other children, my wife and I cared for and lived alongside child victims suffering horrendous abuse. I have set the single priority of the Yakima Police Department as the reduction of violent crime. This operation absolutely helps us achieve that objective. I am grateful to our law enforcement partners for their leadership in this important endeavor -but also humbled by the long hours and diligent work of YPD staff who tirelessly gave to hold child predators accountable. The victims in these cases are amongst the most vulnerable in Yakima – hopefully this will be the first step in protecting them from further violent crime.”

Funding for the operation came in part from the public, as well as from a donation from the non-profit Operation Underground Railroad, which is an organization aimed at combating sexual exploitation of children.