28 April 2021
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major R. Christopher West
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE

During a four-day period from April 19, 2021 through April 22, 2021 the New York State Police took part in a multiagency investigation into child exploitation and human trafficking. The investigation took place throughout the Capital District and resulted in the arrest of fifteen individuals. The agencies and units participating include the Troop G Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Troop G Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team, Troop G Computer Crimes Unit, the Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force from the Albany Division of the FBI, Rotterdam Police Department, North Greenbush Police Department, Colonie Police Department, East Greenbush Police Department, and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. The District Attorney’s Offices of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties were also consulted during this investigation.

The following arrests were a result of this multi-day operation:

04/19/21 – Town of Rotterdam

Patronizing a person for prostitution in the third degree

Tracey Collins, 69, of Schenectady, NY

Vincent Morton, 41, of Schenectady, NY  

 

04/20/21 – Town of Colonie

Patronizing a person for prostitution in the third degree

Daniel R. Grimm, 59, of Troy, NY

Gerald N. Pierce, 62, of Albany, NY

William L. Sherman, 57, of Guilderland, NY

Sedad Kildiz,39, of Delmar, NY

Joseph N. Panza, 66, of Watervliet, NY

 

04/21/21 – Town of Colonie

Patronizing a Person for Prostitution 2nd degree, Attempted Rape 2nd degree

Bradley R. Boisen, 25, of Waterford, NY

 

04/21/21 – Town of Schodack

Patronizing a Person for Prostitution 3rd degree

Nicholas Chenard, 43, of Wynantskill, NY

Adam M. Kraszewski, 27, of Mechanicville, NY

Joshua L. Jones, 25, of Latham, NY

 

04/21/21 -Town of Clifton Park

Patronizing a Person for Prostitution 3rd degree

Todd J. Mraz, 49, of Gloversville, NY

Peter G. Riscitto, 61, of West Sand Lake, NY

Sandice Mlambi, 50, of Schenectady, NY

 

04/22/21 – Town of Clifton Park

Patronizing a Person for Prostitution 2nd degree, Attempted Criminal Sex Act 2nd degree

Brett F. Dittmar, 25, of Rensselaer, NY

 

 

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