20 men arrested for seeking sex with minors in Chesterfield County online sting operation

Chesterfield County
  • SMITH, DARRYL D.
  • SANCHEZ-MORALES, JOSE
  • Joseph R. Ruffin
  • RAWLINGS, MICHAEL K.
  • KICHANNAGARI, SANDEEP K.
  • HARRELL, JEFFREY S.
  • GREEN, ANTHONY B.
  • FLETCHER, KEITH M.
  • CURUCHICH, GREGORIO Q.
  • BROWN, LARRY A. (1)
  • AGUILLON, LUIS A. (2)
  • BOWER, JAMES G.
  • AHMADI, ABDUL (1)

CHESTERFIELD, VA. (WRIC) — Chesterfield County special victims detectives arrested 20 men on a total of 45 charges last week.

During a two-day operation, Chesterfield County detectives identified suspects who they believed were seeking sex from minors online and on social media.

“The suspects communicated with people they believed to be underage members of our community and arranged to meet them at a location to have sexual relations,” Chesterfield Police said in a release. When the suspects arrived at the location, they were met instead by police and were arrested.

The following suspects were arrested and charged:

  • Larry A. Brown, 40, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Joseph R. Ruffin, 51, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Jeffrey S. Harrell, 43, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Updated 10/27/2021: Gregorio Q. Curuchich, 27, of Henrico, was convicted of misdemeanor prostitution and received a $200 fine and a 12-month suspended jail sentence. He is instructed to have no unsupervised contact with minors.
  • James G. Bower III, 56, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Jonathan Ortiz Vitervo, 19, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution;
  • Michael K. Rawlings Jr., 38, of Hopewell, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution, use of a vehicle to promote prostitution, carrying a concealed weapon and firearm violation after involuntary commitment.
  • Updated 5/24/21: Sandeep K. Kichannagari, 30, of Henrico, was found guilty of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution on May 20, 2021.
  • Jose Sanchez-Morales, 45, of Hopewell, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Darryl D. Smith, 43, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Henry L. Raynor, 35, of Newport News, Va., was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • William A. Mustain, 68, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Luis A. Aguillon, 31, of Henrico, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Anthony B. Green, 32, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Updated 10/27/2021: Abdul N. Ahmadi, 37, of Fredericksburg, Va., was convicted of misdemeanor prostitution and received a $200 fine;
  • Keith M. Fletcher, 30, of Essex, Va., was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution;
  • Julian A. Jackson, 31, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with felony solicitation of prostitution, use of a vehicle to promote prostitution, carrying a concealed weapon (third offense), distribution of certain drugs to persons under 18, possession of marijuana and obstruction of justice.

Editor’s notes

  • This article was updated on May 24, 2021, to reflect the updated charges against Mr. Kichannagari.
  • This article was updated on Aug. 6, 2021, to remove the names and photos of two people whose charges were dropped.
  • This article was updated on Oct. 27, 2021, to remove the name and photo of someone whose charges were dropped. The outcomes of the cases against Gregorio Q. Curuchich and Abdul N. Ahmadi were also updated.

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