Two Bradenton men among 35 charged in Pinellas County sex sting

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CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Clearwater Police Department says 35 people were arrested in a recent effort to crack down on those who solicit sex with children over computers and other electronic devices.

According to WTSP, Clearwater police, along with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and multiple other law enforcement agencies, conducted Operation Home Alone over a 4-day period at various locations throughout Clearwater and Pinellas County.

Police say the suspects thought they were showing up to have sex with children, some as young as 11 or 13 years old. Most of them are from the Tampa Bay area. One man allegedly traveled from Miami to meet what he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Another reportedly came from Tarpon Springs to have sex with a mother and her two daughters, ages 11 and 14.

The suspects were arrested on a variety of charges, the most common ones being traveling to meet a minor and seduction of a child using the Internet or an electronic device. Other charges included attempted lewd and lascivious battery, resisting arrest, and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Arrested Individuals:

Rodney Glen Montgomery 2/3/1968, Bradenton, 45

Michael R Dempsey 11/23/1970, Bradenton, 43

Eden Imran Emanuel Popo II 4/16/1987, Oldsmar, 26

Mark Edward Holzworth 5/24/1987, Clearwater, 26

Dean Laurence Ingram 4/15/1966, New Port Richey, 47

Roger Morgan Palmer 12/29/1950, Tarpon Springs, 63

Marcus Allen Coffey 3/10/1994, Tampa, 19

Stanley Bruce Sandrowitz, 5/7/1948, Clearwater, 65

Shane Lee Power 6/12/1984, Largo, 26

Demetrius Stephaun Cardwell 1/9/1994, Clearwater, 20

Kevin Matthew Zalich 4/5/1974, Lutz, 39

Minh Phuoc Nguyen 2/4/1989, Dunedin, 24

Stephen Eric Virgil 6/24/1967, Tampa, 46

David Brian Hubbard 3/24/1960, Seminole, 53

John Jackson Finch 10/18/1988, Dunedin, 25

Jeance Asdrub Colina-Enriquez, Tampa, 6/29/1993 20

Luis R. Malave 1/30/1975, Clearwater, 38

Yaser Abdelrahman Manm Alsalameh, 11/23/1986, Tampa, 27

Travis Labron Freeman 5/20/1988, Kenneth City, 25

Nicholas Demasky 8/25/1985, Hudson, 29

Russell Allen Edwards 12/19/1974, St. Petersburg, 39

Eric A Mendez 8/4/1984, St. Petersburg, 30

Steven James Bandura 6/4/1991, Largo, 22

David Alan Degener 1/27/1984, Tampa, 29

Kevin Miller 10/22/1980, Clearwater, 33

Michael H Powers 7/24/1959, St. Petersburg, 54

Clinton Bradley Sizemore 9/12/1975, Clearwater, 38

Alexander Levi Blackwell 9/29/1978, Miami, 35

Elliot Sheffield 1/2/1988, Clearwater, 26

Robert Luis Scherriff 2/19/1953, Oldsmar, 60

James Ronald King 2/18/1985, Tampa, 28

Alberto Aguilar Jimenez 2/5/1985, Pinellas Park, 28

George Francis Dadswell Jr. 6/16/1956, St. Petersburg, 57

Steven Knapp 10/5/1988, Dunedin 25

Jose Armando Guandique 1/15/1971, Clearwater 42