Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies, some working undercover, arrested 121 prostitution customers and 19 prostitutes, here as part of a national initiative that began on January 17, 2016 thru February 07, 2016 (Super Bowl Sunday) .
The arrests were part of the National John Suppression Initiative campaign that was started in 2011 by Cook County, IL Sheriff Thomas J. Dart and now involves 59 law enforcement agencies across the country.
The national total of arrests included 552 customers and 30 “pimps” or traffickers.
Additionally, the Harris County initiative included 7 arrests on drug-related charges, 3 for possession of marijuana and 4 for possession of a controlled substance.
Five defendants had pending arrest warrants.
The result of the latest National Day of Johns Arrest sting reflects the growing momentum for this national campaign.
Roberto Mata (AKA – Dionicio Estrada)