HOUSTON (KTRK) --More than half a dozen women have been charged with prostitution in connection with an alleged sex ring case.
Mug shots of the women charged
Bruce Wayne Wallis and Tracie Tanner are charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution, accused of running a series of brothels.
Prosecutors say Wallis ran a total of six brothels, with at least 20 women working for him as prostitutes. They would reportedly pay him $400 a week.
The following women have been charged with prostitution in the case: Elizabeth Sue Stokes, Heather Osborne, Senia Karia Alvarez, Romy Stephan, Katherine Anne Rejouis, Ekaterina Spangler, Melba Davis and Sarah Cortez.
Wallis is a pilot for United Airlines, but has been grounded at this time.
United Airlines issued the following statement: "We hold our employees to the highest standards and are assisting the authorities in this matter. We have removed the employee from his flying duties."
Wallis is also charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
Earlier this month, authorities announced more than 400 arrests in a Houston-area sex trafficking sting.
MUG SHOTS: See photos of the 'johns' arrested