6 Arizona men indicted on child sexual exploitation charges

PHOENIX (AP) - A state grand jury has indicted six Arizona men on child sexual exploitation charges.

According to a statement released by the Arizona Attorney General's Office Thursday, the indictments are in addition to 14 others since March, bringing the total number of indictments to 20.

Prosecutors say the indictments stem from an online undercover investigation conducted by police in Mesa and Tempe, Homeland Security Investigations and the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The undercover operation was conducted in January and February.

The six men were identified by the Arizona Attorney General's Office as Raymond Richard Hammers, Horacio Mendoza, Christopher Ryan Nuttall, Michael Richards, Michael Andrew Walker, and Stuart Ziegler. The charges against the six men include luring of a minor for sexual exploitation, aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation and attempted sexual conduct with a minor.