By Kelsey Bradshaw , mySanAntonio. After an undercover operation, 15 women were arrested in North Dallas last month and eight brothels have been shut down, according to police and media reports. The women, ranging in age from toyears-old, were managers of massage parlors and were apprehended Aug. Of the eights brothels, five of them were located within one-block of each other, the Morning News reported. Additionally, two of the women were charged with using a facility of interstate commerce in aid of racketeering enterprise, according to a U. Department of Justice news release.
15 women arrested, 8 brothels shut down in Dallas prostitution sting
15 women arrested, 8 brothels shut down in Dallas prostitution sting - San Antonio Express-News
Dallas police said they launched an investigation into a number of "illicit massage businesses" in operation on the block of Emerald Street, near Royal Lane and Interstate 35E, after receiving numerous tips there were illegal services being offered inside. During the investigation, police said detectives confirmed through multiple visits that prostitution was occurring inside and that all of the massage parlors were connected to a single group of owner-operators. Detectives also said observations of the businesses indicated people may have been trafficked into the businesses for the purpose of prostitution. On Wednesday, a task force made up of Dallas police and several other local, state and federal agencies, raided the operations on Emerald Street as well as two other locations -- one on the block of Whispering Cove in Lewisville and another on the block of Bois D'arc Street in Commerce. Police said any person working in the massage parlor found to be a victim of trafficking will be provided with support services and diversion opportunities. In addition to detaining multiple people found inside the businesses, police arrested the following men at other locations who investigators said were "directly responsible for the illicit massage businesses.
Woman arrested on prostitution charge after Dallas police raid massage parlor
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By Sara Coello and Cassandra Jaramillo. Thursday: Revised to reflect new details from search warrants. All four were charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution.