Texas Prostitution Sting Nets 18 Arrests

HOUSTON (May 20, 2014) Eighteen arrests were made in a prostitution crackdown in the Houston area, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sting involving a bar and a cantina led to the filing of more than 20 criminal complaints, the sheriff’s office said.

Vice unit members arrested 15 women and three men on prostitution and other counts last Thursday, but further details on the additional charges were not immediately released.

Law enforcement video showed officers finding a least one bed at an establishment where deputies posed as customers.

Investigators say the raids were prompted by complaints about the businesses.