An undercover prostitution sting operation conducted by members of the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Team (INET) led to the arrest of a 35-year old Eugene man for his role in trafficking a minor to an undercover detective. Detectives are attempting to locate additional victims and potential co-conspirators in the ongoing investigation.
According to Oregon State Police Sergeant Erik Fisher, on December 5, 2011 INET detectives arrested David Adam Zimmer, age 35, after he escorted a 15-year old female to a local area motel. Zimmer allegedly agreed to provide an illegal controlled substance and the underage victim to the undercover detective in exchange for an undisclosed amount of money.
Zimmer was lodged in the Lane County Jail on the following charges:
* Compelling Prostitution
* Four counts of Rape in the Third Degree
* Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance
Zimmer also faces criminal charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance to a Minor, Using a Minor in a Controlled Substance Offense, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor.
The juvenile female was released to her parents.
INET detectives seized from Zimmer and the juvenile approximately 14 grams of psilocybin mushrooms along with additional evidence related to the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or illegal drug activity, is asked to call the INET tip line at (541) 682-6266.