(Natural News) Two Fort Hood soldiers and one soldier from Fort Sam Houston were recently arrested as part of a two-day child sex trafficking sting in the latest bad news coming out of the Texas Army post. The men were arrested and charged with prostitution when they arrived at a location where they believed they would be meeting up with underage girls who they were paying for sex.
The two soldiers from Fort Hood, 25-year-old Spc. Anthony Xavier Antwon and 30-year-old Pfc. Timmy Jones Jr., were hit with felony charges of prostitution under the age of 18. The two men are being held at Bell County Jail on $50,000 bond. Meanwhile, 32-year-old Staff Sergeant Pierre Jean, a combat medic assigned to Fort Sam Houston, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor for prostitution.
They were among nine suspects who were arrested after contacting undercover officers via social media to arrange sexual acts with young girls who they believed were around 15 or 16 years old. They had promised to pay the girls with money, alcohol and drugs. The sting was carried out by the Killeen Police Department’s Special Victims Unit in conjunction with the Texas Department of Safety.
The news comes after six active duty enlisted Fort Hood soldiers were arrested for agreeing to engage in sexual acts for a fee as part of a sex trafficking prostitution ring that was carried out in March by the Temple Police Department and the Bell County Sheriff’s Department.