On September 21, 2022, at around 8:00 pm The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit in cooperation with Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance (HRA), conducted an undercover sting operation at a local hotel resulting in the arrest of fourteen suspects for Solicitation of Prostitution.
Among the fourteen suspects arrested, one of the males was identified as Brian Harris, who is currently employed at Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office as their Assistant Chief Deputy. Brian Harris was arrested and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution which is a State Jail Felony. He is currently in the Montgomery County Jail.
The Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance is a multi-agency task force comprised of Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement from our region whose mission is to rescue victims of human trafficking and stop people from engaging in activities that promote human trafficking and prostitution. We are sending a message that we are not going to tolerate this activity in our community. We will arrest and charge those who engage in this illicit act. We will also continue to identify those who have been forced into trafficking by rescuing them from their situations and connecting them with services to help with their recovery.
MCPR was created in 2008 after Jamie left a newspaper that conflicted with her ethics. Initially, it was blog style website where Jamie wrote stories and posted them with photos. Scott provided video, and as the blog grew in popularity, businesses began to inquire about advertising. The blog soon transitioned to a news website, and then to a print newspaper, which was sold in over 100 stores, and through subscription for several years.
Scott Engle and Jamie Nash are Montgomery County residents and veteran law enforcement / breaking news reporters, who met covering a law enforcement story and have covered multiple counties, with Scott as a television videographer for multiple local stations and national networks, and Jamie as newspaper / magazine / online reporter.