On May 23 and 24, 2023, members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit completed an operation regarding Human Trafficking and “Buyers of Illicit Sex” in the Central Montgomery County area. As a result of this operation, over twenty male suspects were arrested and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, a State Jail Felony in Texas.
The Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance is a multi-agency taskforce comprised of Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement from the region with a shared mission to rescue victims of human trafficking and to stop people from engaging in activities that promote human trafficking. On September 1, 2021, Texas became the first state to make the crime of buying sex a Felony offense with enhanced consequences. The Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance works diligently to enforce this law, sending a clear message that we will not tolerate this type of activity in our community.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Houston Police Department, and other members of the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance participated in this operation.
NOTE: HARWELL ALSO ARRESTED ON 4/14/21 IN A MONTGOMERY COUNTY STING
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.