Police arrest members of prostitution ring advertising on Craigslist
POSTED: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 12:30pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 8:34am
SAN JUAN, TX ( KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — The San Juan Special Investigative Unit has arrested several individuals, after receiving a tip, on prostitution charges.
Investigators had received information, through a reliable source, that females were possibly engaging in prostitution and their services being advertised on Craiglist.
The ads posted, were offering "massage and therapeutic" services as a front for prostitution and investigators conducted an undercover operation targeting those advertisements.
Phones numbers, listed on the site were answered by females, and as a result a total of six women were arrested for prostitution as well as promotion of prostitution.
Through the investigation it was learned that the girls were recruited to give massages and then introduced to the sexual side of the business.
The three individuals charged with promotion of prostitution were Jassel Mercedes Torres Romero, 32, Annie Lopez Camarillo, 40, and Sandra Garces, 41.
Charged with prostitution were Irma Gutierrez 52, Corina Lizette Perez, 23, and Kassandra Lopez, 20.