Nearly two dozen men were arrested for participating in a brothel operating a short-term rental property in Plano. One Dallas resident hired a private detective following suspicions of sex trafficking.
Plano’s short-term rental operation, which went bust in September, was first tied to other short-term rental properties in Dallas. According to NBCDFW, residents of the Dallas area near I-635 and Marsh Lane became suspicious after seeing men coming and going last summer. One neighbor hired a private investigator to look into the house.
But after the arrest in Dallas, the brothel reopened in Plano. Nearly two dozen men were arrested for visiting the Plano brothel, which came to light when neighbors witnessed a raid on a short-term rental house.
Between the ages of 27 and 70, 23 men are accused of soliciting prostitution, which is considered a state crime. They were sent to the Dallas County Jail, but their cases have been turned over to the Collin County Attorney’s Office, Dallas police said.
“This is a sex trafficking case,” said Dallas Police Special Forces Major Devon Polk. “This particular operation is closed. There are still potential investigative leads that are being tracked.”
Local Profile it was previously reported that Dallas police were first aware of a problem involving a possible sex trafficking network. Upon further investigation, they discovered that a brothel was operating in the 2900 block of Las Palmas Lane in Plano.
Detectives from the Dallas Special Investigation Division and the Plano Police Department executed the search warrant, and two arrests were made on September 23. arrested on warrant for alleged assault outside of Hayes County.
“Trafficking is the exploitation of vulnerability,” said Lindsey Speed, president of Traffick 911. “The reality is that there are many vulnerable children around. It’s not about grabbing and grabbing, these are not the kind of stories that get shared on Facebook. They are smart and manipulative traffickers who are both men and women and even older children who recruit and sell or participate in something they sell, and in many cases they sell what is theirs.”