Three members of military among men arrested in central Texas child prostitution sting
Three members of the military, including soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, are among a group of men arrested in a prostitution sting in central Texas, police said on Monday.
Officers arrested nine men on Saturday after a two-day child prostitution sting, the Killeen Police Department said in a release. The men had contacted officers through different social media platforms and “made agreements for sexual acts with girls they believed were 15 or 16 years of age.”
The agreements involved exchanging money, drugs and/or alcohol for the acts, police said. Overall, the men faces seven felony prostitution charges and two misdemeanor prostitution charges.
Two guns were also taken from the suspects.
The department’s special victim’s unit and the Texas Department of Public Safety Human Trafficking conducted the sting.
“The overall goal of this joint effort was to locate and arrest subjects who were willing to make overt efforts to pay minors to engage in sexual acts,” the release stated.
Two of the men are listed to be living at Fort Hood.