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Caldwell Police sting operation results in arrests of five men charged with child enticement

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From left: Jose Cardenas Jr., Daniel Banning, Brian Harris, Crispin Salinas Rodriguez and Juan Campos were arrested during a child sting operation. | Courtesy KIVI

CALDWELL (KIVI) – A sting operation conducted by the Caldwell Police Department between Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 has resulted in the arrests of five men on charges of child enticement, among other multiple crimes charged.

During the operation, Caldwell Police also cooperated with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force and the Department of Homeland Security to focus on sex crimes against children in the Treasure Valley.

Below is a list of suspects and their current charges, according to the Caldwell Police Department:

  • Jose Cadenas Jr.: Enticing a child through use of the internet or communication device
  • Daniel Banning: Enticing a child through use of the internet or communication device
  • Brian Harris: Enticing a child through use of the internet or communication device (federal charges)
  • Crispin Salinas Rodriguez: Enticing a child through use of the internet or communication device, possession of a controlled substance (felony), possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Juan Campos: Enticing a child through use of the internet or communication device (federal charges)

Cadenas, Banning and Rodriguez are being held in the Canyon County Jail on state charges, while Campos and Harris were taken into custody on federal charges.

Other agencies involved in the sting operation include: The Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office (Idaho), the FBI Metro Task Force, the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office (Narcotics division), the United States Marshal’s Office, the United States Postal Service and District III Probation & Parole.

If you have any information regarding someone involved in child sex crimes, file a report on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)’s website here, or call 1-800-843-5678. Your report will be forwarded to a law enforcement agency for investigation and action.

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