The Killeen Police Department announced that its Special Victims Unit, together with the Texas Department of Public Safety Human Trafficking Program, had carried out a 2-day child prostitution sting to “locate and arrest subjects who were willing to make overt efforts to pay minors to engage in sexual acts.”
The nine men who were arrested had “contacted officers through various social media platforms and made agreements for sexual acts with girls they believed were 15 or 16 years of age.”
The men had agreed to pay up via money, drugs, or alcohol. They were arrested “without incident when they arrived at a predetermined location,” the Killeen Police Department announced.
“The operation concluded with seven felony prostitution charges, two misdemeanor prostitution charges, and two guns were confiscated,” the department added.
The two soldiers stationed at Fort Hood were 25-year-old Anthony Xavier Antwon and 30-year-old Timmy Jones Jr., both of whom were charged with felony prostitution under 18. The the remaining military member, 32-year-old Pierre Jean, is currently stationed at a base in San Antonio, a police spokeswoman said, according to the New York Post. Jean was charged with class A prostitution.
Others charged with felony prostitution under 18 include: Javier Angel Perez Coyotl, 40, of Austin; Brian Harley Flynn, 21, of Temple; Brandon Anthony Lee, 25, of Killeen; Dustin Edward Johnson, 42, of Lott; and Shaun Paul Moore, 39, of Kempner. The last man, Rakeem Jamal Nelson, 28, of Killeen, was charged with class A prostitution.
Bond was set at $50,000 each for Antwon, Jones, Coyotl, Flynn, Lee, Johnson, and Moore, reported the Killeen Daily Herald.