School zone sex sting ends with 6 charged with prostitution

HOUSTON In all, authorities say five men and one woman were arrested and charged with prostitution. They are identified as:
  • Jennifer Darnell
  • Carlton Lewis
  • Julio Cortez
  • Ezequiel Muñoz
  • Gerardo Rodriguez-Zomora
  • Carmelito Reusora
Parents say prostitution is common, but they didn't expect to see it so close to children.

"That's the worst thing because they can see everything," said Karen Cortez, whose child attends Cloverleaf.

Joyce Solis says she was recently having a party for her granddaughter in their home near the school when prostitutes arrived.

"We had picnic benches and they just boldly walked up and accosted some of the men ... while all of us were sitting on the picnic benches," Solis said.

She and others are hoping busts like this will at least move the prostitution away from this school.

"If they want to go live that life, then why live in a neighborhood where there's families? Go away from that," Solis said.

Investigators credit those who live in the area for bringing this to their attention.

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