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PHOTOS: 6 men arrested in prostitution sting, deputies say

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Six men were arrested and charged Thursday in a prostitution sting on the north side of town, according to Harris County deputies.

Investigators with the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office initiated an undercover operation in response to outcries from the community regarding a high level of prostitution in the area.  The operation was conducted in and around the 500 block of FM 1960.

The operation entailed undercover female deputies posing as prostitutes working the streets, along with male undercover deputies who were canvassing the area searching for females who were soliciting sex for money, Harris County officials said. The office’s goal was to seek out and rescue potential human trafficking victims and to arrest those seeking the services of prostitutes.

“The majority of people who seek the services of prostitutes attempt to justify their action by saying that prostitution is a victimless crime,” constable Mark Herman said. “This statement is absolutely false.”