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46 arrests made in Texas prostitution ring

High school teacher included in arrests

Kenna Leach, Photo Courtesy: McLennan County Sheriff's Office
Kenna Leach, Photo Courtesy: McLennan County Sheriff's Office

WACO, Texas – The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office began an undercover investigation on Jan. 1, 2016, targeting prostitution and human trafficking crimes.

Detectives Joseph Scaramucci and Brad Bond were the lead investigators on the case.

The two detectives posed as prostitutes, made 46 arrests and were able to identify a human trafficking ring in Killeen, Texas.

According to the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, the sting resulted in 31 felony and 48 misdemeanor charges.

Charges for the suspects include prostitution, prostitution of a minor, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and more.

“The more I am in this, it isn’t that surprising, because this is a huge problem,” Scaramucci said.

Shane Tuck, a social studies and world geography teacher, was arrested pn suspicion of prostitution as a result of the undercover investigation.

Mugshots for all those arrested were not immediately available. 

This is the fourth sting the Sheriff’s Office has conducted in the past year.

The first resulted in 20 arrests, the second resulted in 29, and 44 arrests were made in the third.

 

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The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office said it would continue to target people who intend to commit sex crimes.

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On January 1, 2016 Detectives Bond and Scaramucci began an undercover online investigation targeting individuals seeking...

Posted by Mclennan County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

 


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