Hopkins County, TX

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Hopkins County is a county of approximately 37,000 residents located in close proximity to the DallasFort Worth Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county comprises the Sulphur Springs Micropolitan Statistical Area and the county seat is Sulphur Springs, TX. Prostitution and sex trafficking have been documented within the county. Among the more serious offenses associated with the commercial sex market in the county is child sex trafficking. For example, in 2018, a Sulphur Springs resident was arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor. According to reports, the sting operation was conducted in connection with allegations stating that he tried to meet a teenage girl for sex. Upon showing up at a pre-arranged location to meet with the underage child, the offender was arrested for online solicitation of a minor by Hopkins County deputies. His bond was set at $75,000. The offender’s identity, photo, age, location, and charge were included in reports from local news sources.

In September of 2020, a Sulphur Springs resident was arrested on prostitution charges, after attempting to purchase sexual activities. According to the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, a male sex buyer had allegedly agreed to purchase sexual activities for $100 and then proceeded by traveling within the vicinity of the individual he’d agreed to meet.

State Texas
Type County
Population 37211
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