Justice For Them

The Texas Department of Public Safety arrested thirty-five people, seven from El Paso in a human trafficking operation in January.

DPS conducted multiple adult prostitution operations and online solicitation of minor operations throughout west Texas.

The goal of the operations was to target individuals seeking to exploit and victimize trafficking victims, as well as to identify and apprehend individuals suspected to be involved in human trafficking by using various websites to solicit sexual acts from minors.

The following individuals were arrested:

Out of the 35, seven are from El Paso.

  • Eli Martin Castro, 44, of El Paso, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Erick Torres, 33, of El Paso, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Isaac Anthony West, 21, of El Paso, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Christopher Reza, 36, of El Paso, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Nathanial Charles, 49, of El Paso, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Alexandro Beato Torres, 45, of El Paso, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Gilbert Kieth Martinez, 37, of El Paso, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution, Possession of Controlled Substance PG1 more than 1g less than 4g
  • Dakota Beal, 25, of Andrews, TX – Online Solicitation of a Minor, Resisting Arrest/Apprehension, Possession of Controlled Substance Drug Free Zone
  • Leroy Montes, 24, of Midland, TX – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Jesus Alfredo Zarrazula Macias, 25, of Odessa, TX – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Julio Barajas, 24, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Marcos Miguel Zaragoza, 39, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Eddy Payen, 33, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Jay Mack Britten, 49, of Andrews TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Jorge Luis Fuster, 36, of Hollywood, FL – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Hector Soto, 25, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Richard Cordova, 50, of Trinidad, CO – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Noah Christopher Robinson, 25, of Albuquerque, NM – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Jorge Juarez-Rangel, 40, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Keontay Acbuefonzo Herman Bluford, 26, of Boron, CA – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Carlos Flores, 30, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Waymond Brown IV, 26, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Jesse Lee Flores, 35, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Jaime Monrreal, Jr., 35, of Schertz, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Ramsey Sterling Bass, 21, of Palestine, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Thomas Matthew Fricke, 48, of Midland, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Paul Davis Clark, 46, of Hattiesburg, MS – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Steven Mata, 30, of Midland, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Luis Ramiro Gonzalez, 25, of Midland, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Juan Silva III, 25, of McAllen, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Steven Anthony Pacheco, 42, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Joshua Daniel Rochelle, 40 of Big Spring, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Guy Rock Hutson Jr., 41, of Odessa, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Miguel Hinojoza, 27, of Andrews, TX – Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Benjamin Bernard Atkins JR, 28, of Pensacola, FL- Solicitation of Prostitution

As a result of these operations, thirty-five suspects were arrested and are now facing charges. Special Agents were also able to identify and open investigations into additional suspects.

By Joseph Franklin

We blog about human trafficking and child porn cases. If you have any information on the situation please feel free to call the nation human trafficking hotline at 1-888-7888

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