On February 8th and February 9th, 2022, the Dubuque Police Department, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol conducted a joint operation targeting human trafficking through prostitution in the Dubuque area.  Investigators posted ads on websites often utilized for prostitution.  The below individuals responded to the ads and arranged a meeting with the undercover officer(s) at Mainstay Suites 1275 Associates Dr. to purchase sex acts in exchange for money.

The investigation remains ongoing and additional charges are possible.

Charges filed on February 8, 2022
Jordan Watkins, 38, of Bellevue, IA- Prostitution
Timothy Griffin, 32, of Dickeyville, WI- Prostitution, Possession of a Controlled Substance (two counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and served a Probation Violation arrest warrant
Craig Mason, 57, Stoughton, WI- Prostitution
Vincent Hanson, 59, of Dubuque, IA- Prostitution
Timothy McAndrews, 57, of Dubuque, IA- Prostitution
Joshua Vondran, 40, of Epworth, IA- Prostitution

Charges filed on February 9, 2022
Kevin Bockenstedt, 41, Sherril, IA- Prostitution
Ryan Besler, 21, Farley, IA- Prostitution and Interference with Official Acts
Timothy Murphy, 55, Peosta, IA- Prostitution
Kevin Stanton, 63, Cuba City, WI- Prostitution
Randy Wedewer, 60, Epworth, IA-Prostitution


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