In a rather shocking turn of events, two Foot Hood Soldiers were among nine of the culprits arrested for child prostitution.
According to Killeen Police reports, three soldiers, including two stationed at Fort Hood, were taken into custody. They were trying to pay minor girls for sex, across social media.
The sting operation took place via a joint collaborative effort with the Special Victim’s Unit, alongside the Police Department. It also included Texas’s Public Safety Department for Human Trafficking. News that three of the nine men belong to the military, raised many eyebrows.
Moreover, all the police officials posed as underage girls. They contacted the officers, arranging a meeting for them to have sex.
Police reports also showed how the officers thought the girls were between 15 and 16 years of age. Likewise, they were also willing to pay for the girls using alcohol, cash, or even drugs. However, when the men arrived at the predetermined destination, they got a big surprise.
Authorities immediately arrested them upon arrival. Meanwhile, they were slapped with heavy charges including seven for felony prostitution. Similarly, other charges include misdemeanor prostitution. Reported showed that the officials also confiscated weapons in the form of guns too.
Senior officials from the Killeen Police Department explained what their overall goal revolved around. Simply, they wanted to locate as well as arrest the subjects. The mere fact that they were agreeing to pay minor girls for sexual acts was enough of a heinous crime.
The names of those arrested include 25-year-old Anthony Xavier Antwon and his fellow soldier partner, 30-year-old Timmy Jones Jr. Both the soldiers were serving duties at their Fort Hood station.
Other than that, 32-year-old Pierre Jean was also arrested. These come as claims by a police spokeswoman, overlooking the case. He was serving hist duties at a San Antonio base.
Names of the others were also released. They planed an imminent role in the criminal act. Hence, the list includes Brian Harley Flynn, Brandon Anthony Lee, Shaun Paul Moore, Rakeem Jamal Nelson, and Javier Perez.