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8 men arrested at Corvallis hotel in prostitution sting

The Benton County Jail in Corvallis, Ore. (File/SBG)
The Benton County Jail in Corvallis, Ore. (File/SBG)
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CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a two-day prostitution operation on December 29, 2021, which led to the arrest of eight men at a Corvallis hotel, after soliciting a fictitious woman online to pay for sex.

Once the men initially agreed to pay a fee to engage in sexual conduct or contact, the Oregon crime of Commercial Sexual Solicitation (ORS 167.008) was committed, and the men were arrested for a Class A Misdemeanor, the Benton County Sheriff's Office said.

In February of 2018 and April of 2019, Benton County Sheriff’s Office detectives ran similar operations, in which they placed an advertisement on a social media site that led to the arrest of 17 men.

Detectives created a new advertisement this week.

"Over 100 persons responded to the ad to pay for sex with an early to mid-20-year-old woman," BCSO said. "Of those, eight ultimately arrived at a local hotel and were taken into custody without incident."

With limited beds available at the Benton County Jail, the eight men were booked and released with citations.

  • Matthew Robert Veazie (36), of Corvallis
  • John Namkyu Back (31), of Eugene
  • Michael Leroy Moore (53), of Springfield
  • Tim Jeffrey Koertje (55), of Albany
  • Jacob Ashley Carley (44), of Eugene
  • Matthew David Simmons (42), of Albany
  • Daryl Leonard Staley (53), of Eugene
  • Allen Michael Grudi (32), of Corvallis

Detectives also seized a total of 8.57 grams of methamphetamine from four of the men, the report said.

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More info from BCSO:

This operation demonstrates again, how prevalent prostitution is in Benton County and Oregon.
Prostitution is a dangerous criminal enterprise, closely related to human trafficking, narcotics, violence, and sexual assault.
Prostitution also fuels the growth of modern-day slavery by providing a façade behind which traffickers for sexual exploitation operate.
If you or someone you love is a victim of human trafficking, get help now at 1-888-373-7888 or go online to
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