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Texas officials arrest 99 in three-week prostitution sting

HOUSTON - The Harris County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested nearly 100 suspected prostitutes and customers after a three-week sex trafficking sweep.

The office announced Wednesday the arrests occurred between July 17 and Aug. 3. It says undercover officers helped arrest 23 alleged prostitutes and 76 of their alleged customers.

Five of the arrested people were also charged with drug-related offenses. Two people were charged with criminal trespassing and another with resisting arrest.

Names of the people arrested and the other charges filed have not not been released.

The office says the arrests are part of a national campaign called National Day of Johns Arrests that began in 2011.

Source: Associated Press

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