Sting operation lands 16 under arrest for prostitution

Authorities say the operation targeted suspects who solicit sex from prostitutes and the prostitutes themselves, along the I-45 North and Eastex Freeway frontage roads, just south of Beltway 8.
September 26, 2013 6:29:03 PM PDT
Harris County deputies arrested 16 people accused of soliciting sex from prostitutes or being prostitutes themselves.

Investigators say a stretch of the North Freeway feeder road just south of the Beltway is one of two areas specifically targeted by the sheriff's department. The other is both sides of the Eastex feeder road just south of the Beltway.

People who work near the areas say crime is a big problem, and prostitution seems to be going on at virtually all hours of the day.

"They walk to the Chevron and you see them getting picked up by truck drivers and all sorts of people," said Rachel Weaver, who works nearby. "I don't like it. It's degrading and I don't believe people do that for a living."

The sheriff's department plans more sting operations like this in the near future.

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