ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Deputies with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Ghost Unit have arrested the last of five suspects involved in a nationwide sex trafficking ring based out of Albuquerque.
Deputy Felicia Maggard said 54-year-old John Dompierre turned himself in on Monday.
Ghost Unit Detectives announced they were still looking for Dompierre, and Destiny Way, 20, on Feb. 16 after arresting Jason Jackson, 23, Andrew Wyatt, 28 and Chante Bickham, 24, for sex trafficking. Way turned herself into authorities the next day.
A sixth suspect, 23-year-old Camara Cherry-Amos, was arrested in January at the start of a monthlong investigation into the sex trafficking ring.
Deputies say all six suspects were involved in a multi-state sex trafficking ring that operated in multiple states, including Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Florida and Maryland for the past year.
During the operation, deputies say the group used at least twelve sex workers, including three juveniles–14 to 17 years old–from Albuquerque, advertising them in different cities through online sites like Backpage.
The New Mexico Attorney General is in charge of prosecution in the case.