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Fargo, Moorhead police collar 18 men on suspicion of soliciting minors

FARGO -- Police in Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo arrested 18 men over the course of two days this week and all 18 were being held in jail Thursday, June 30, on pending charges relating to soliciting minors for sexual activity, according to jail records.

FARGO -- Police in Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo arrested 18 men over the course of two days this week and all 18 were being held in jail Thursday, June 30, on pending charges relating to soliciting minors for sexual activity, according to jail records.

Details were scant Thursday, but the names of the arrested individuals and the charges they have been booked on were available through online records for the Cass County and Clay County jails.

In Cass County, 12 individuals are being held pending charges of patronizing a minor/commercial sex act with intent, while in Clay County six people were being held pending charges of soliciting a minor.

The six being held in Clay County, according to jail records, are: Billy J. Huber, 48; Steven A. Breker, 62; Dawda Jeng, 27; Benjamin P. Armstrong-Allason, 20; Leroy M. Lafrance, 36; and Michael D. Douville, 49.

The 12 being held in Cass County, according to jail records, are: Logan M. Bartlett, 28; Nicholas J. Davison, 40; Timothy M. Erickson, 46; Corey J. Gibbs, 27; James R. Heily, 28; Christopher B. Highness, 35; Jesse L. Janke, 29; Thomas A. Manning, 54; Michael D. Moore, 27; Brandon W. Much, who turns 30 on Friday, July 1; Miguel A. Rodriguez De La Cruz, 23; and Anjelo S. Shepherd, 20.

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The Fargo and Moorhead police departments have scheduled a news conference at 11 a.m. to provide more details about the operation.

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