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McLennan County Sheriff's Office: 15 arrested during human trafficking investigation

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 08:52:18-04

WACO, Texas — McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says 15 people were arrested in three days for attempting to pay for sex.

McNamara made the announcement during a press conference Monday morning about a human trafficking investigation.

One person who was arrested was a former Waco police officer.

The suspects believed they were talking to a prostitute online. They were arrested when they showed up to have sex in exchange for money.

Those arrested include:

  • Justin Husk of Bryan - Prostitution of a minor and Prostitution
  • James Gremminger of Aquilla - Prostitution and Unlawful carry of a weapon
  • Malik Simon of Waco - Prostitution
  • Willy Lopez of Waco - Prostitution
  • John Bourland of Waco - Prostitution
  • Rogelio Rodriguez of Belton - Prostitution
  • Joaquin Trejo of Hillsboro - Prostitution
  • David Windhorst of San Antonio - Prostitution
  • Cody Betters of Waco - Prostitution
  • Jonathon Dyer of Mertens - Prostitution
  • Michael Bellis of Mansfield - Prostitution
  • David West of Valley Mills - Prostitution
  • Zachary Claybaker of Marlin - Prostitution
  • Eric Muehlstein of China Spring - Prostitution
  • William "Alex" Farmer of Lorena - Prostitution

The McLennan County Sheriff's Office worked in conjunction with Governor Greg Abbott's Office to make the arrests from Oct. 4-8.

In the press conference, McNamara said McLennan County had one of the largest amount of people arrested in the statewide bust.

Harris County arrested 14 people throughout the sting.

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