21 alleged prostitutes, “Johns” arrested in Harris County bust

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The streets are little cleaner in Harris County after law enforcement swept up 21 sketchy individuals in a huge prostitution sting.

Several concerned citizens called Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s office about an increase in criminal activity along the FM 1960 W/Cypress Creek Parkway corridor. Residents described how the area is becoming unsightly with businesses closing down due to an increase in crime, vagrants in record numbers, prostitution openly occurring and, literally, garbage in the streets.

Herman’s team decided to immediately take action; first going after the prositution in the area and conducted an undercover sting.

Deputy constables wanted to curtail prostitution by not only targeting the prostitutes on the streets, but also the “johns” who solicit sex for money.

“Focusing law enforcement resources on sex buyers reduces demand for prostitution, which strangles the sex industry and more importantly curbs human trafficking,” Herman said.

Herman said this type of criminal element attracts and goes hand in hand with drug users and dealers, thieves, robbers, gang activity and persons who traffic juveniles and adults alike for sex slaves. Overtime, if left unchecked, it unravels and destroys our communities where we work, go to church and raise our families.

Deputies will continue to work with law enforcement partners and other appropriate Harris County agencies to address the concerns along this corridor. Herman said it has never been more important, for us as a community, to work together toward a common goal of making our neighborhoods safe and secure. Herman will proactively address the problems in the community and has dedicated resources to attack these issues.

Persons choosing to participate in illicit sexual conduct are risking exposure to an assortment of sexually transmitted diseases and should seek medical attention; during these operations we arrested at least 1 person who alleged to be infected with AIDS.

As a result of these Precinct 4 undercover operations, 21 individuals were arrested; 20 were charged with prostitution, one suspect committed the offense of prostitution, but was charged with two counts of felony drug possession. In addition, five misdemeanor warrants were cleared.

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