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Longview ‘Net Nanny’ sting leads to Vancouver man’s arrest on suspicion of attempted child rape

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: November 13, 2023, 2:40pm

A Vancouver man was one of about a dozen people arrested during a recent undercover online child sex abuse sting in Longview.

Travis Saban, 49, was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree rape of a child, attempted second-degree rape of a child and immoral communication with a minor, court records show.

He and 10 others were arrested during an October multiagency “Operation Net Nanny” sting. The stings aim to proactively target people seeking to exploit or abuse children online by having detectives pose online as minors. Officers arrested four others Thursday in another operation in Renton, according to a Washington State Patrol news release.

Detectives ask anyone with information about the suspects arrested to contact mectf@wsp.wa.gov.