GALVESTON — A prostitution sting netted five arrests Thursday evening, police said.

An undercover officer with the Galveston Police Vice and Narcotics division solicited “mostly known” offenders, police Sgt. Joshua Schirard said.

Three women were charged with prostitution, with each woman’s bond set at $5,000. 

Two women with three or more previous convictions of prostitution were charged with enhanced felony prostitution, Schirard said. Bond was set at $60,000.

Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto said in a statement prostitution stings help deter other criminal activity.

“Public order offenses, such as prostitution, are the root causes of many other types of crime,” Porretto said. “Proactively targeting these core issues helps curb more serious offenses before their onset and assures that our island remains a family friendly environment for both our citizens and our guests.”

(5) comments

Terry Moore

There needs to be a sting for the "johns" as well!

sverige1
Lars Faltskog

Maybe so, terrymore. Interesting how the johns get to escape unscathed.

However, in the reality of it all, prostitution - with it being legalized in many European nations - might as well be legalized here. If there were in organized brothels, it would stimulate the economy (as would casinos) and make lots of middle-aged chubby men a lot happier. Plus, it could take some folks off of the government teat.

JBG JBG

You would not hear Satan complaining that's for sure! If the European countries legalize Pedophilia , should America also follow suit? I'll bet you say yes, or think yes!
Either way, times are sure changing, by the hour here. Satan and his people are on the TROLL! The Church and those on the side of truth better wake up!

sverige1
Lars Faltskog

Well, JBG:

A "john" who hires a prostitute normally is with an adult, consenting woman "of age". Pedophilia involves children/minors. Of course, in that case of pedophilia (if "john" hires a minor), then that's illegal as well as "immoral". Furthermore: a child or teen is not mentally equipped to handle the decision-making act of opting to sell her body.

Those in favor of legalizing prostitution are supporters of such changed law in regard to 2 consenting adults. Now, if the "john" wants to hire 2 or more consenting adults for a "3-way", then, if it's legalized...that would be his prerogative. As they say, "If you've got the money, honey, I've got the time."

JBG JBG

Ahhhhhhhahhahahhahah! Hoooooooooooooh! You are the man! LOLOLOLOL:OLO!
You are .....ahhhhhahahhaaqaaaah. Well! I can cut this thing off now. I got my laugh quota for today.
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One thing, if I ever get into trouble, I am going to do my best to inform my attorney to hire you at my expense, to help with my problems! You got a way with words! lolololol.

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