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1960 AREA PROSTITUTION STING NETS SEVERAL ARRESTS

During February 9-10, 2016 Investigators with Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office, with assistance from Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 1 conducted an undercover operation focusing on the Cypresswood Drive/ I-45 area in North Harris County in response to complaints from the community regarding a high level of prostitution in close proximity to schools, shopping centers and residential areas. The purpose of this operation was to curtail prostitution by focusing our efforts on the “johns” who solicit sex for money.

Undercover investigators posing as street prostitutes were able to make criminal cases on several males “johns” trying to purchase sex or sex related acts. Focusing law enforcement resources on sex buyers reduces demand for prostitution, which strangles the sex industry and more importantly curbs human trafficking. The male sex buyers are all different ages, races and come from all walks of life.

As a result of the investigation, twelve (12) individuals were arrested and charged with Prostitution, including one individual who had his four (4) year old daughter in the vehicle with him as he attempted to purchase sex.

“The businesses and citizens of north Harris County have made it clear that they refuse to just stand by and allow their communities to deteriorate to the point where street level prostitution is looked upon as a normal part of our local society.” These types of illegal activities seem to attract other bad elements such as drug dealers and users, thieves and others who would prey upon our local residents. It will not be overlooked, tolerated or condoned within our local communities where we live and raise our children.” Constable Mark Herman

To report illegal prostitution or other unlawful activities, citizens may go to our website at www.cd4.hctx.net, click on “On-Line Services”, and then click on “Regulatory Violation”. Complainants can remain anonymous if they choose.

 

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Name: Christopher Cigar

Age: 21

Date of Birth: 10/10/1994

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation – Misdemeanor B

Bond: $5,000

Court: County Court 4

 

 

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Name: Marquis A Banks

Age: 34

Date of Birth: 11/02/1981

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation – Misdemeanor B

Bond: $1000

Court: County Court 14

 

 

 

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Name: Vladimir Andres Cuervo-Castillo

Age: 37

Date of Birth: 01/13/1979

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation – Misdemeanor B

Bond: $5000

Court: County Court 15

 

 

 

 

 

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Name: Alejandro Arenas Puebla

Age: 38

Date of Birth: 04/24/1977

Charge: Prostitution– Misdemeanor B

Bond: $1000

Court: County Court 12

 

 

 

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Name: Diego Lazalde Hernandez

Age: 42

Date of Birth: 11/13/1973

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation– Misdemeanor B

Bond: $1000

Court: County Court 12

 

 

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Name: Manuel Arenas Puebla

Age: 46

Date of Birth: 11/11/1969

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation– Misdemeanor B

Bond: $1000

Court: County Court 12

 

 

 

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Name: Rufus Mackey

Age: 49

Date of Birth: 05/16/1966

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation– Misdemeanor B

Bond: $2000

Court: County Court 6

 

 

 

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Name: Gregory Mark Cater

Age: 48

Date of Birth: 02/28/1967

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation– Misdemeanor B

Bond: $5000

Court: County Court 14

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Name: Todd Michael Margolen

Age: 50

Date of Birth: 12/07/1965

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation– Misdemeanor B

Bond: $1500

Court: County Court 11

 

 

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Name: Matthias Elias Dornellien

Age: 30

Date of Birth: 01/27/1986

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation– Misdemeanor B

Bond: $5000

Court: County Court 13

 

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Name: Jeffery Scott Sciba

Age: 26

Date of Birth: 05/21/1989

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation– Misdemeanor B

Bond: $2500

Court: County Court 009

 

 

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Name: Donald Bruce Austin

Age: 55

Date of Birth: 12/31/1960

Charge: Prostitution / Solicitation– Misdemeanor B

Bond: $0500

Court: County Court: 008

guilty in court of law.