Operation Cross Country once again comes to Oklahoma and once again appears to be a publicity stunt

10/20/2017 - OKC, OK -- Once again the annual nationwide publicity stunt orchestrated by the FBI, called Operation Cross Country XI, made it's way to Oklahoma last weekend. And, once again, the FBI and the media proclaim success in combating human trafficking even though they targeted the very individuals that they consistently claim are the victims and intentionally ignoring the demand side of the equation by not arresting a single 'John.' 

Locally, court records and media reports indicate that during the four-day sting, 15 female prostitutes and five 'sex traffickers' were taken into custody by members of the FBI, the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

According to FBI Special Agent Calvin Shivers, "the primary goal is, really, the recovery of children." It should be noted not a single child was reportedly rescued locally during this year's Operation Cross Country XI.

The FBI also claims their goal is to "take traffickers off the street." However, history has proven that virtually all of the 'traffickers' that are arrested end up being charged with misdemeanor crimes and suffer little more than a slap on the wrist.

The FBI has continuously labeled the women involved in prostitution as 'victims', yet every year they target those same victims to a greater degree than the pimps or 'Johns.' In most cases the 'victim' prostitutes are charged with life altering felonies while their pimps suffer little more than a fine.

Below are the 'human traffickers' that were taken into custody: You will notice that 'human trafficker' James Witter wasn't even arrested on a pimping related charge - yet the FBI has taken credit for taking this 'human trafficker' off the streets. In fact, as of this posting, Witter is the only 'human trafficker' of the five that still remains in custody. Furthermore, if any of the men above are truly 'human traffickers' then why were the women they were 'trafficking' also arrested - and on felony charges no less?

  1. Bryan Jefferson Barnes, 48, white male, reportedly resides in 17000 block of Micheal Dr. in Choctaw, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Pandering.
    On 10/13/2017 Barnes drove Mandee Hanna to a residence in the 1200 block of NW 28 in OKC. There Hanna was arrested for prostitution.
    *Court records indicate that Barnes was also charged in 1997 with pandering in Oklahoma County. That charge was dismissed in 2000.
  2. Donell Lamont Fraser, 41, black male, reportedly resides in the 1700 block of Center Dr. in Midwest City, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Pandering.
    Filed Charges: 10/23/2017 | CF-17-6621 | Pandering
    On 10/14/2017 Fraser drove Shatorey Hayes and Brittany Duncan to the Studio 6 near I-40 and Prosper Blvd. Hayes and Duncan were arrested after agreeing to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $280 total.  
    *Court records indicate Fraser has a long criminal record in Oklahoma and Canadian counties that include; resisting arrest, domestic abuse, possession of a firearm after felony conviction, obtaining cash or merchandise by false pretense, possession of cocaine, driving with a suspended license, uttering two of more bogus checks in the amount of $1,000 or more, concealing stolen property, robbery in the first degree and conspiracy to commit a felony (embezzlement).
  3. Jamall Dyquann Smith, 28, Black Male, reportedly resides in the 2600 block of Tealwood Dr., OKC, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes, possession of criminal proceeds, aiding and abetting prostitution.
    Smith drove Taylor Francois to a residential address where Francois was arrested for prostitution. Smith had $418 on him and a was in possession of a phone whose number appeared in the Backpage.com ad.
    *Court records indicate Smith has convictions in Comanche County for possession of CDS and obstructing and officer.
  4. James Jeffrey Witter, 43, white male, reportedly resides in the 200 block of SE 20th in OKC, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia.
    Formal Charges: 10/25/2017 | CM-17-3993 | possession of drug paraphernalia.
    On 10/12/2017, Witter drove Bundy and Leslie Turner to a residence in the 1200 block of NW 28 in OKC. There Bundy and Turner each agreed to perform specific sexual acts in exchange for $150 each.
  5. Tiadrian Jiyquan Bonds-Freeman, 22, black male, reportedly resides in OKC (transient).
    Arresting Complaints: Human trafficking, transporting child under 18 for prostitution, child abuse, causing a minor to commit a drug related crime, manufacturing child porn, child sexual exploitation, harboring an endangered or runaway child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and rape in the 2nd degree.
    Formal Charges: 4/21/2017 | CF-17-2484 | Human trafficking, transporting a child under 18 for the purpose of prostitution., child abuse and manufacturing child porn.

Below are the 15 prostitutes that were taken into custody: The youngest prostitute is 19 years old and the oldest is 48 years old. The average age of the 15 individuals is 28 years old.

  1. Mandee Dawn Hanna, 38, white female, reportedly resides in OKC, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes, possession of CDS without prescription and offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/13/2017 Hanna was contacted by an undercover officer in response to her Backpage.com ad. Hanna agreed to perform a specific sexual act in exchange for $500. Hanna was driven by Bryan Barnes to a residence in the 1200 block of NW 28 in OKC.
  2. Jasmine Brianna Bell, 19, black female, reportedly resides in Wichita, KS.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and prostitution.
    Formal Charges: 10/23/2017 | CF-17-6608 | Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/14/2017 Jasmine Bell was contacted by an undercover officer in regard to her ad on Backpage.com. Jasmine Bell agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $200. Jasmine Bell was arrested in her hotel room at the Plaza Inn near S. I-35 and SE 29th. Also in the room was Jasmine Bell's mother Janelle Marie Bell. Police noted that Janelle also had prostitution ads on Backpage.com, but was released in the field and not arrested with her teen daughter.
  3. Rose Leeann Fahrendorf, 21, white female, reportedly resides in Del City, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution
    On 10/16/2017 undercover officers responded to her Backpage.com ad. Fahrendorf agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $200. She was arrested at the Comfort Inn near MacArthur and I-40.
  4. Brittany Michele Duncan, 23, black female, reportedly resides in OKC, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes, possession of CDS and offering to engage in prostitution.
    Filed Charges: 10/23/2017 CF-17-6621: Felony computer crimes, offering to engage in prostitution and marijuana possession.
    On 10/14/2017 Duncan and Shatorey Hayes were contacted by an undercover officer regarding their ad on Backpage.com. Hayes and Duncan agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $280 total. Hayes and Duncan were driven by Donell Fraser to the Studio 6 near I-40 and Prosper Blvd.
  5. Shatorey Dawnese Hayes, 31, black female, reportedly resides in OKC, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes, possession of CDS and offering to engage.
    Filed Charges: 10/23/2017 CF-17-6621: Felony computer crimes, offering to engage in prostitution and meth possession.
    On 10/14/2017 Hayes and Brittany Duncan were contacted by an undercover officer regarding their ad on Backpage.com. Hayes and Duncan agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $280 total. Hayes and Duncan were driven by Donell Fraser to the Studio 6 near I-40 and Prosper Blvd.
  6. Chjarnishe Nicole Turner, 22, black female, reportedly resides in OKC, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and felony prostitution within 1,000' of a church or school
    Formal Charges: 10/25/2017 | CM-17-3991 | Misdemeanor offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/16/2017 Turner was contacted by an undercover officer regarding her ad on Backpage.com. Turner agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $200. Turner was arrested at the Cambridge Landing Apartments in OKC - which is within 1,000' of a church.
  7. Arnetha Shanay Johnson, 29, black female, reportedly resides in Norman, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/16/2017 Johnson was contacted by an undercover officer in response to her Backpage.com ad. Johnson agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $200. Johnson was arrested at the Days Inn near S I-35 and SE 82nd.
  8. Raven Aaliyah McConnell, 29, black female, reportedly resides in Grand Prairie, TX.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    Formal Charges: 10/23/2017 | CF-17-6620 | Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/16/2017 McConnell was contacted by an undercover officer in response to her Backpage.com ad. She and Christian Morning each agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $200 each. Both were arrested at the Days Inn Near S. I-35 and SE 82nd.
  9. Christian Leslie Morning, 29, black female, reportedly resides in Dallas, TX.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    Formal Charges: 10/23/2017 | CF-17-6620 | Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/16/2017 Morning was contacted by an undercover officer in response to her Backpage.com ad. She and Raven McConnell each agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $200 each. Both were arrested at the Days Inn Near S. I-35 and SE 82nd.

  10. Amanda Laree Sullivan, 30, white female, reportedly resides in Bethany, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    Formal Charges: 10/23/2017 | CF-17-6610 | Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/14/2017 Sullivan was contacted by an undercover officer in response to her Backpage.com ad. Sullivan agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $300. Warrior was arrested at the Drover's Inn near SE Grand Blvd. and S. I-35.

  11. Adrian Labrea Warrior, 22, black female, reportedly resides in OKC, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    Formal Charges: 10/25/2017 | CM-17-3977 | Misdemeanor offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/16/2017 Warrior was contacted by an undercover officer in response to her Backpage.com ad. Warrior agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $250. Warrior was arrested at Americas Best Value Inn near SE 29th and S. I-35.

  12. Stephanie Shick Celestial, 29, white female, reportedly resides in Quemado, NM.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    Formal Charges: 10/23/2017 | CF-17-6611 | Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/14/2017 Celestial was contacted by an undercover officer in response to her Backpage.com ad. Celestial agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $300. Celestial was arrested at the Super 8 near I-40 and Hudiburg Dr.

  13. Taylor Arnae Francois, 21, black female, reportedly resides in Lawton, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and engaging in prostitution.
    Reportedly was soliciting off Backpage.com. Was driven to a residential home in the 3700 block of NW 60th by Jamall D. Smith on 10/12/2017 2 a.m. Francois agreed to perform a specific sex act in exchange for $200.

  14. Heidi Leeann Bundy, 24, white female, reportedly resides in Warr Acres, OK.
    Arresting Complaints: Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    Formal Charges: 10/24/2017 | CF-17-6647 | Felony computer crimes and offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/12/2017, Bundy and Leslie Turner were contacted by an undercover officer in response to their Backpage.com ad. Bundy and Turner were driven by James Witter to a residence in the 1200 block of NW 28 in OKC. There Bundy and Turner each agreed to perform specific sexual acts in exchange for $150 each.

  15. Leslie Turner, 48, white female, reportedly resides in Warr Acres, OK/
    Arresting Complaints: Offering to engage in prostitution.
    Official Charges: 10/25/2017 | CM-17-3993 | Offering to engage in prostitution.
    On 10/12/2017, Turner and Heidi Bundy were contacted by an undercover officer in response to their Backpage.com ad. Bundy and Turner were driven by James Witter to a residence in the 1200 block of NW 28 in OKC. There Bundy and Turner each agreed to perform specific sexual acts in exchange for $150 each.

Four days of undercover activity, which involved dozens of officers from three law enforcement agencies, resulted in not a single child rescued, targeted no male customers ('Johns'), arrested only 5 pimps and overwhelmingly targeted female prostitutes that are repeatedly referred to as victims. Locally, how can this be described as anything other than a publicity stunt?

Nationally, the FBI claims to have saved 84 juveniles and arresting 120 'traffickers.'

JohnTV will continue to follow each of these cases.


Below are the mugshots of those arrested.
 

Barnes Bryan Mugshot Pimp 2017-10-13.jpg
Fraser Donell Mugshot Pimp 2017-10-14.jpg
Smith Jamall Daquann Mugshot Pimp 2017-10-13.jpg
Witter James Mugshotshot Possible Pimp 2017-10-13.jpg
Bonds Tiadrian Jiyquan Mugshot Pimp 2017-04-12.jpg
Hanna Mandee Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-13.jpg
Bell Jasmine Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-13.jpg
Fahrendorf Rose Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-14.jpg
Duncan Brittany Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-14.jpg
Hayes Shatorey Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-14.jpg
Turner Chjarnishe Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-14.jpg
Johnson Arnetha Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-14.jpg
Mcconnell Raven Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-14.jpg
Morning Christian Leslie Page Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-14.jpg
Sullivan Amanda Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-13.jpg
Amanda Sullivan New!!💦💣Ready for some fun.have it ur way.fetish friendly,young hot n so ready to have sum fun👅 - Oklahoma City women seeking men personals - backpage.com (2017-10-20 12-02-19).jpg
Warrior Adrian Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-13-2017.jpg
Celestial Stephanie Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-14.jpg
Francois Taylor Arnae Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-13.jpg
Bundy Heidi Leeann Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-13.jpg
Turner Leslie Katherine Mugshot Prostitute 2017-10-13.jpg