The sting operation took place on Wednesday night at a local hotel, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s Organized Crime Unit and the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance (HTRA).
Authorities in Texas said that over a dozen persons, including a precinct chief, were arrested in an undercover prostitution sting operation. According to the sheriff’s office, a total of 14 people were taken into custody on charges of soliciting prostitution. Brian Harris, who worked for the Constable’s Office in Harris County Precinct 5, was one of those people.
According to the sheriff’s office, it’s a state jail felony to solicit prostitution. Harris has been arrested and is currently being held at the Montgomery County Jail. As FOX 26 reported, citing the constable’s office, Harris has subsequently been removed off duty. Constable Ted Heap of Precinct 5 said Harris’ dismissal is “effective immediately.
Our actions demonstrate that we will not stand for this type of behavior in our neighborhood. The sheriff’s office promised in a press release that anyone caught engaging in this “illegal act” will be taken into custody and charged with criminal behavior. Those who have been coerced into trafficking will continue to be identified, rescued, and linked to rehabilitation services.