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A Call for Witnesses: Survivors of Sexual Predator Justin Hinchcliffe

To crack down on those who sexually abuse and exploit children, Washington State Patrol and its Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) executed “Operation Net Nanny,” a multi-day, multi-agency sting, in early November 2022.

Who was caught in the “Operation Net Nanny” sting?

The most recent operation resulted in the arrest of the following 12 individuals:

  • Zachary Case, 21, Belfair, WA
  • Adis Lao Cirlo-Hernandez, 23, Centralia, WA
  • Douglas R. Clark, 45, Rochester, WA
  • Tyler D. Clark, 23, Chehalis, WA
  • Mario A. Fernandez, 33, Napavine, WA
  • Michael A. Gillette, 31, Chehalis, WA
  • Gerry G. Greatreaks, 50, Vancouver, WA
  • Justin Hinchcliffe, 43, Olympia, WA
  • Wayne A. Rigby, 72, Shelton, WA
  • Robert E. Morrison, 65, Kelso, WA
  • Antonio T. Nolasco, 36, Shelton, WA
  • Leonardo Tranquilino, 31, Centralia, WA

What is next for those implicated in “Operation Net Nanny”?

The Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is reviewing cases to determine who will face potential criminal charges. On November 17, The Olympian noted, “Primary crimes in the case include attempted rape of a child in the first and second degrees, communication with a minor for immoral purposes, and sexual exploitation of a minor.”

Who is Justin Hinchcliffe?

Justin Hinchcliffe is one of the individuals implicated in the sex abuse sting “Operation Net Nanny.” He is a 43-year-old teacher at Salish Middle School in the North Thurston Public School district. He currently faces several charges related to having sex with a minor. According to KIRO7, he “was charged with one count of second-degree attempted rape of a child, one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes, and one count of attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor after he tried to meet up and have sex with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl.”

What has the North Thurston Public Schools district said about the arrest?

The district issued a statement saying that:

“To the best of our knowledge, the arrest was not related to any event or incident on school grounds, nor did it involve any NTPS students. Due to the nature of the allegations, Mr. Hinchcliffe has been placed on administrative leave and will not be at school pending the conclusion of the criminal investigation and any subsequent district investigation. We recognize the importance of due process and a thorough investigation for those accused of wrongdoing. We are closely monitoring the legal proceedings regarding this matter, and we recognize that the criminal investigation will take time.”

How PCVA Can Help

As advocates, we are concerned with helping victims come forward to get the justice they deserve. If you have information on or if you have been victimized, we urge you to contact us.

Our nationally recognized attorneys have represented thousands of sexual abuse survivors, helping them achieve justice by holding the institutions and individuals that failed to protect them accountable and recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in damages on their behalf. While no amount of monetary compensation can erase the trauma of abuse, the financial assistance can help pay for necessary expenses to allow the healing process to begin.

Our attorneys have been involved in some of the most complicated and concerning sexual abuse cases in the country and are often consulted by other law firms for guidance and expertise when representing sexual abuse survivors. We take a trauma-informed approach to our counsel that acknowledges the sensitive facts of the case and the vulnerability of our clients.

If you or a loved one has experienced sexual abuse or assault, schedule a confidential, no obligation consultation with one of our lawyers by completing our intake form or calling us at (253) 948-3199 or (206) 536-2850.

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Additional Resources

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): https://www.rainn.org/
State Law Database: https://apps.rainn.org/policy/