Harlingen police prostitution sting nets 5 arrests

Harlingen police prostitution sting nets 5 arrests
Photo courtesy of Harlingen PD

POSTED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 11:02am

UPDATED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 11:05am

The Harlingen Police Special Investigations Unit conducted a controlled undercover prostitution sting on May 1st and arrested five individuals.

The operation was done in the area of the 300 block of West Van Buren and during the sting, four known prostitutes, 3 women and 1 male, solicited undercover officers offering a sexual act for money.

During the sting, another female was spotted standing in the middle of "C" street and Van Buren impeding traffic in an attempt to warn passer-bys of the undercover sting, that female was arrested by officers and charged with jaywalking.

The women arrested and charged with prostitution were Susana Moreno Aguilar, 40, Iris Rodriguez, 27, Leslie Elaine Inge Fries, 28, and Ramiro Garcia Perez Jr., 26 and the woman arrested and charged with jaywalking was Connie Butler, 40.

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