Johnstown Police Department and Larimer County Sheriff’s Office participated in a coordinated multi-jurisdictional operation with a focus on child prostitution from July 6-8.
The Johnstown Police Department and Larimer County Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation focused on child prostitution in Larimer County this past weekend. This multi-jurisdictional operation from July 6-8 led to the arrest of 4 individuals.
Johnstown Police Department was able to arrest the following people:
Devin Michael Weilnau, 29, Weld County
Michael Vincent Hughes, 32, Larimer County
Randy Whitman, 58, Larimer County
Mark Joseph Gallegos, 58, Larimer County
Weilnau, Hughes, and Whitman, not Johnstown residents, are being charged with two counts of solicitation of child prostitution, enticement of a child, and internet luring of a child. Michael Vincent Hughes is also being charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Mark Joseph Gallegos, not a Johnstown resident, is being charged with one count each of solicitation of child prostitution, enticement of a child, and internet luring of a child. An additional charge for Gallegos is pending.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anyone with information on the suspects or who are victims of human trafficking, call Detective Sergeant Slocum with the Johnstown Police Department at 970-587-5555.