Illinois State Police Conducts Human Trafficking Crackdown in Moline

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MOLINE, IL – In a significant push against human trafficking, the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Trafficking Enforcement Bureau led a two-day operation in Moline, targeting individuals involved in commercial sex acts. 

The crackdown, held on April 3-4, 2024, resulted in the arrest of five men on charges related to soliciting a child for sex acts.

According to the Illinois State Police, those arrested include Rajeshwar Akku (24) of Moline, Adam C. Curry (43) of Sherrard, Timothy L. Danielson (45) of Geneseo, Andy M. Hershberger (33) of Roseville, and Santeeno E. Nickerson (38) also of Moline. Each faces charges of Indecent Solicitation of a Child and Traveling to Meet a Child, both Class 3 Felonies.

The operation saw collaboration with several local and regional law enforcement agencies, highlighting a unified effort to combat human trafficking in the state. The Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office also provided essential support during the operation.

ISP emphasized the importance of community vigilance in identifying and reporting signs of human trafficking, urging the public to contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline for any suspicions. This operation is part of ISP’s ongoing efforts to protect the vulnerable and put an end to human trafficking in Illinois.

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