CHEN, BOB YENHO
A Rio Salado head swim coach and swim coach for Chandler School District took his own life following his arrest for child sex-trafficking counts.
Chen was one of 18 buyers arrested as part of Operation Summer Project looking to reduce buyer demand for sex and hence reduce sex trafficing across the Valley.
Chen was arrested for attempted sexual conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking with a minor under 15, prostitution, and attempted money laundering facilitating racketeering.
Scottsdale police investigators said in court papers that Chen arranged a time, place and payment to have sex with a detective posing as a 24-year-old woman and an officer posing as a 14-year-old girl.
Documents said Chen showed up to the location in Mesa he arranged through an app with $400 to pay the women. However, investigators said in the court documents that he left the parking lot and then was pulled over by police.