The operation came as part of an annual, nationwide operation called the "National Johns Suppression Initiative," in which law enforcement agencies across the country made more than 1, arrests. The annual operation is soarks by the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Illinois, and it is intended draw attention to the exploitive nature of the sex trafficking industry and reduce the demand for purchased sex.
Comments Houston-area law enforcement arrested more than johns and sex traffickers during a weeks-long crackdown on local prostitution. The move comes as many local law enforcement agencies have retooled their operations to try to tackle demand for prostitution, rather than arresting women who have often been ly victimized or forced into prostitution.
According to the DA's office, assistant district attorneys prosecuted cases against approximately 1, sellers of sex inalong with approximately buyers. He escorst the of the operation Friday morning, along with leaders from the Houston Police Department, the Harris County District Attorney's Office, and several non-profits.
Most Popular. To date so far this year, the department has prosecuted cases against buyers of sex, and against sellers of sex. HPD arrested 88 sex-purchasers and nine traffickers, while sheriff's deputies arrested sex buyers.