KATY (Covering Katy/Covering Fort Bend News) - An unnamed former law enforcement officer from the Houston Police Department is one of dozens of people arrested in a human trafficking sting that took place in northern Fort Bend County's Precinct 3 according to a press release from Constable Wayne Thompson's office.
"Even today, with a rapid ascension in cases, a denial persists in suburban society that this horrific crime has infected America," said a press release from the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable's Office.
During the month of July 2019, the Fort Bend County Constable’s Office, Precinct 3, and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office joined with the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance member law enforcement agencies in conducting Operation Freedom. This operation spanned a three week period within the geographical boundaries of Fort Bend County Precinct 3 and resulted in 64 arrests.
"Charges filed over the course of this operation included promotion of prostitution, compelling prostitution, various narcotics charges, evading, fraud, forgery and failure to identify," the press release says. "More importantly, the rescue of at least five adults and two juveniles from sex trafficking. Among those arrested included an active law enforcement officer and four criminal gang members,"
Fort Bend District Attorney Brian Middleton and Constable Wayne Thompson promise to reveal more information at a Friday morning news conference. Covering Katy and Covering Fort Bend will be there. We expect that the names of those arrested will be made public.