Mugshots: Wichita police arrest 14 in prostitution sting.
During a three day period beginning December 3, street level prostitution was targeted, with 17 female and one male prostitute arrested. .
"We're so excited about what the law enforcement is doing and the Sheriff's Office leading out to address this issue because it's jeopardizing the safety of our kids, said Peters.
On December 18, the operation targeted persons soliciting prostitutes at the street level. .Thao Van Trinh, the Broadway corridor stretches from Pawnee to 21st Street North and from Water.Officer Charley Davidson said three of the 13 arrested were also charged with drug violations, two of which are felonies.Lisa Braasch - Prostitution, port douglas prostitutes possession of a controlled substance.If we are going to target prostitution, I think we need to do it in the biggest scale we can.The assignment took place during the day Thursday along the north and south sections of the Broadway corridor and targeted those attempting to purchase sexual relations. .UnBound National Director Susan Peters said the undercover operations conducted by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office are making a positive impact on the community.According to Peters, a coalition has been formed to fight human trafficking in the community.Wichita police try to help prostitution suspects.We're simply not going to tolerate this kind of behavior in the county.44 of them face sex-related crimes and one of them who had a warrant for unpaid child support was arrested after he drove a prostitute to a hotel.
We can have someone that has 12 prostitutes that's running all over the country, we'll take those guys too, said McLennan County Sheriff's Office Detective Joseph Scaramucci.
Meagan Jones - Prostitution, juan Ruiz - Prostitution, lacey Smith - Prostitution.
Six men were arrested on soliciting charges and two additional arrests were made on unrelated charges. .
Jeremy Watson - Human Trafficking, anthony Brown - Prostitution, kevin Brand - Prostitution.
Katelynn Donnell - Engaging in organized crime.
Suspects identified in Wichita child sex trafficking investigation.The McLennan County Sheriff's Office is prepared to continue doing operations of this magnitude in the future."We will be conducting sex crime special assignments regularly in the Broadway corridor area Officer Davidson said.Lance Turner - Prostitution, edwin Cortez - Prostitution, kennedy Bivins - Prostitution, failure to identify, aggravated promotion of prostitution, money laundering.Related: 3 arrested for prostitution in east Wichita."So please do not come into the area to engage in these activities or this type of activity or you will be arrested."."It is bigger than what we've done.This operation went beyond Central Texas, but officials said the majority of those arrested are local.Rebecca Rios - Prostitution, possession of a controlled substance.