Five women and three men thought they were invited to a party to give a groom-to-be a night to remember before his wedding day. But they later discovered it was a party just planned for them.
The eight were arrested earlier this month at a bogus bachelor bash in an sting operation targeting prostitution, according the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators said they staged the revelry on Dec. 9 at a venue in the 700 block of FM 1960 West.
They invited people suspected of being involved in prostitution and urged them to bring young women to the party who would sell sexual favors. They also contacted women through mainstream Internet sites and invited them to the gathering to prostitute themselves.
When the people arrived and the festivities progressed, undercover agents arrested them for a variety of charges, officials said.
Arrested on charges of aggravated promotion of prostitution were Saul Noe Trejo, 37, and Devanira Sepulveda, 31. Arrested on charges of prostitution were Blanca Rosa-Contreas, 26; Marta Alicia Medina, 31; and Libia Torres, 21. Amanda Faz, 24, was charged with prostitution and failure to identify to a peace officer.
Additionally, Fernando Salazar, 26, also was charged with failing to identify himself to a police officer, and Christopher Henderson, 25, was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon.