A 19-year-old woman, a 23-year-old woman and a 34-year-old woman were arrested and charged with prostitution.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – An anti-prostitution operation conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Narcotics and Investigations Division on Saturday, May 15 resulted in the arrest of three women accused of prostitution in Corpus Christi.
Police said a 19-year-old woman, a 23-year-old woman and a 34-year-old woman were arrested after they solicited an undercover Corpus Christi police officer for sex acts in exchange for money.
Officials said the operation targeted people who solicited through various online platforms.
NVID detectives were assisted in the operation by officers from the Operations Division, the Nueces County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as civilians as part of the Red Cord Initiative.
All those arrested in Saturday’s operation refused to participate in the RCI. RCI is a prostitution diversion program aimed at providing practical and emotional support to those involved in prostitution.
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The program is a success thanks to the collaboration between the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office and the Corpus Christi Police Department. The program offers people involved in the sex trade the opportunity to tackle the myriad of behavioral, social and psychological issues they have faced throughout their lives.
Since 2013, Red Cord has provided case management, health, vocational training, addiction treatment, clothing, housing, counseling and other social services as needed to cope with the circumstances of their life. involvement in prostitution. Participants who successfully complete the program have their case rejected by the district attorney’s office.
All those arrested in Saturday’s operation refused to participate in the program. Since its inception in 2013, 355 men and women have been arrested for prostitution during these operations, 150 have qualified for the program and 35 have graduated. The Red Cord Initiative receives no government funding and is fully funded by donations. To learn more, volunteer or donate, citizens can visit the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation at http://www.cbwellness.org.
Although often mistakenly referred to as a ‘victimless’ crime, prostitution is inextricably linked with a host of other crimes, including assault, human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug addiction and the spread of disease. infectious sexually transmitted diseases. Neighborhoods where prostitution is prevalent experience a drastic deterioration in the quality of life that citizens expect and deserve. The Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to work with all government and private entities to combat prostitution and help fulfill our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce fear of crime, and improve public safety.
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