Burley man arrested in human trafficking investigation
RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A month-long human trafficking investigation led to the arrest of a Burley man.
32-year-old Oliver Encinas was arrested after he was attempting to exchange money and drugs for sex with a minor.
Detectives uncovered evidence Encinas was conducting this activity online.
Encinas arrived in Rupert for a planned meet-up with the minor, when he was arrested instead.
Rupert Police, worked with the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office, Cassia County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho Department of Corrections - Region Five Probation and Parole in this investigation.
Encinas is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on September 6.
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