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Three men arrested in undercover sex trafficking sting in Alliance

Three men arrested in undercover sex trafficking sting in Alliance

John Robert Butler

John Robert Butler

Three men face charges after being arrested during a sex trafficking operation Saturday.

Alliance Police Chief John Kiss released Tuesday that three men had been arrested: Robert Eugene Schefcik Jr., 26, of Alliance; John Robert Butler, 43, of Morgan Town, West Virginia; and Thomas Larry Floral, 62 of Gering.

During the operation, the three men allegedly contacted an undercover officer to perform sexual acts in exchange for compensation, Kiss said. He said the three men are expected to be formally charged with solicitation of a prostitute, a Class I misdemeanor. Formal complaints weren't yet available via online court records.

Kiss said the Alliance Police Department conducted an operation targeting sex trafficking on Saturday in conjunction with the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Box Butte County Attorney, Nebraska State Patrol, Box Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Western Intelligence Narcotics Group (WING), Scottsbluff Police Department, Sidney Police Department, Chadron Police Department, Gering Police Department and Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office.

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