Dozens arrested in Super Bowl week prostitution bust in north Harris County, officials say

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HOUSTON — More than dozens of people were arrested during Super Bowl 51 week on misdemeanor prostitution charges in north Harris County, including three men also wanted on deportation orders, authorities said.

It’s of little surprise to law enforcement agencies nationwide, which recognize the NFL event as a major attraction for prostitution and other human trafficking. The Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office conducted several undercover police operations throughout the area, resulting in the arrests of 32 people near schools, daycares, businesses and residential areas.

The suspects were from a wide range of ages — the youngest being 17 years old — and backgrounds. Officers took only two women into custody.

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Officers said several of those arrested had pre-existing warrants for both misdemeanors or felonies. While most of the suspects were being held on bonds of $500, a few are being held at $1,500 and two men are being held at $5,000 bail.

According to the agency, the following men and women were arrested:

  • Eric Lee Lee Williams, 40.
  • Jason William Arceneaux, 45.
  • Jeffery Armando Vasquez, 21.
  • Jose Rangel, 36.
  • Ruben Acosta-Laredo, 25.
  • Gabriel Dorian Johnson, 22.
  • Huber Rodriguez, 25.
  • Wesley Oliver Horton, 37.
  • Hector Chavez, 50.
  • Angela Renee Rosenbaum, 43.
  • Cecil Darwin McClintock, 54.
  • Castaneda Raul Santoyo, 61.
  • Miguel Angel Torres-Cabrera, 40, was arrested on deportation orders.
  • Willis Preston Scholars, 64.
  • Guadalupe Garcia Alvarado, 41.
  • Edwin Acencio, 21.
  • Milton Acencio, 30, was also arrested on deportation orders.
  • Kerry Monshay Winston, 26.
  • Ohajai Tyreek Scott, 17.
  • Darrell Deray Johnson, 25.
  • Shannon Oliver Morris, 38.
  • Phillip Edward Poydras, 30, is also accused of aggravated assault of a family member.
  • Randy Edward Russell, 55.
  • Bobby Ray Moore, 40.
  • Benjamin Perez, 45.
  • Keevin Frank Armbruster, 57.
  • Miguel Ramirez, 34, was also arrested on deportation orders.
  • Jarmias Valquez, 26.
  • Habetmariam Amare Biftu, 42.
  • Edward Hood, 46, was also arrested for felony theft.

One of the felony warrants served was filed the day prior by Harris County Precinct 4 Investigators on a Human Trafficking related case. Three (3) of the suspects arrested also had Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deportation Orders.

“The goal of these and similar police operations is to dampen and ultimately eliminate the blatant prostitution on the streets near our neighborhoods and business districts of Harris County,” Constable Mark Herman said.

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