In addition to the trafficking task force, agencies that took part in the January operations included the Arlington, Colleyville, Dallas, Flower Mound, Frisco, Irving, and Midlothian police departments. Also coordinating the efforts were the Collin, Dallas, and Tarrant County sheriff’s departments. And the Dallas County district attorney’s office will be prosecuting the cases.
This is the second large commercial sex trafficking operation and prostitution sting where the North Texas suburbs were targeted. Recently, police arrested 23 people that were using short-term rentals in Dallas and Plano for the purposes of sex trade.
Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn said in a prepared statement that “The victims of these heinous crimes are treated like commodities, used to make as much money as possible, as quickly as possible.”
“Those who traffic victims are the scourge of the earth, and we will continue to target those responsible for the trafficking and those who solicit sex from them.”