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Floresville is a city in Wilson County, Texas, and is considered part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population is about 7,500, and Floresville is the county seat of Wilson County. Prostitution activity has been well-documented in the city, and this activity and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates results in complaints to law enforcement agencies.
Consumer level demand provides the revenue stream for all prostitution and sex trafficking, and has therefore been targeted by local law enforcement agencies as a strategy for prevention and response. South Texas law enforcement officials arrested four men in October 2016 during an undercover sting, on various charges including prostitution, promotion of prostitution, and the online solicitation of a minor. Three of the men were alleged to have sex-trafficked minors in a Floresville motel and police arrested them and booked them into the Wilson County Jail. The fourth man was arrested in Floresville for online solicitation of a minor, after the man traveled to a prearranged location to meet with a 15-year-old girl for paid sexual abuse.
- Wilson County Sheriff’s Office
- 81st District Attorney’s Office
Web-Based Reverse Sting, Identity Disclosure:
- https://www.sfgate.com/5-arrested-in-South-Texas-sex-sting (2016)
- https://news4sanantonio.com/sting-operations-result-in-multiple-arrests-for-various-sex-crimes (2016)
Background on Local Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: