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Six men arrested in Winona prostitution sting "Operation Lady Liberty"

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WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Six men were arrested last Thursday in a sex sting operation in Winona.  The prostitution trap was called "Operation Lady Liberty" and featured an online ad placed by the Winona County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude identified the six arrested as Christopher Gerald Chytracek, 47, of Chatfield; James Edward Kelly, 56, of Wabasha; Allen Scott Rasmussen, 49, of Rochester; Timmy James Dziubak, 46, of Burnsville; Barton Anthony Dubak, 40, of Burnsville; and Deependra Narayan Das, 40, of Rochester. 

Ganrude said the six men were arrested for soliticiting prostitution by answering an online ad supposedly from a woman named "Megan" offering a so-called "two for one special."  An officer met with each man answering the ad and to make the arrest.

"Prostitution and human trafficking have no place in Winona County," said Ganrude.  He said in addition to the sheriff's office, other agencies involved in the sting operation included the SE Minnesota Drug Task Force and the police departments of Winona, Goodview and St. Charles.

The men arrested all faced a misdemeanor solicitation charge of Prostitution Patron and made initial court appearances Monday morning in Winona.

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