"Net Nanny" operation leads to 20 sexual predator arrests
BREMERTON, Wash. - Authorities say 20 sexual predators who were targeting children in Kitsap County have been arrested in a sting operation.
The operation called "Net Nanny" resulted in 20 arrests after officers went undercover over the internet posing as young girls and boys according to an Oct. 17 news release from Washington State Patrol.
Law enforcement targeted individuals who were interested in having sex with children over various websites, which led to hundreds of responses. Over 60 law enforcement agencies cooperated in this operation.
Arrests were made when the following suspects traveled to meet with the undercover officers under the impression they would be meeting to engage in sexual activity with a child.
- Boyd L. Carter, 41, Silverdale, Washington
- Seth J. Curran, 30, Seattle, Washington
- Christopher R. Johnson, 38, Bremerton, Washington
- Logan C. Kaseno, 28, Port Orchard, Washington
- Timothy C. Crow, 55, Port Gamble, Washington
- Jerry B. Stock II 28, Port Orchard, Washington
- Gerald S. Complita, 57, Olalla, Washington
- Brandon J. Lum, 29, Carson, Washington
- Jeremy K. Ziesing, 39, Orting, Washington
- Kryan J. Lien, 49, Silverdale, Washington
- Roderick A. Rigmaiden, 20, Renton, Washington
- Steven A. Pemberton, 36, Silverdale, Washington
- Anthony J. Budd, 30, Shelton, Washington
- Jainend Kumar, 50, Puyallup, Washington
- Nikolaus K. Matthews, 26, Bremerton, Washington
- Michael A. Feola, 44, Silverdale, Washington
- Jacob W. Schaefer, 44, Olalla, Washington
- Anthony D. Diorio, 57, Bremerton, Washington
- Teren N.T. Lee, 34, Bremerton, Washington
- Norman W. Pauley Jr., 45, Kent, Washington
Eight additional suspects were identified as having access to children who were at risk of being abused, according to officers.
Reports said 18 children were identified as possible victims during the operation.
Follow-up investigations are currently underway to identify those children and arrange the appropriate assistance for any abuse in the incidents.