Multiple men, women arrested in McAllen prostitution sting

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McAllen police rounded up multiple men and women during an undercover sting to clean up prostitution in town.

According to police, the undercover operation to take down those involved took place on three separate days this week.

On April 8, three women were arrested and charged with prostitution.

On April 9, eight men were charged with prostitution. 

On April 11, two men and three women were arrested and charged with prostitution.

The undercover investigation was a combined law enforcement operation between the McAllen Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.

A list of the men and women arrested with their arrest date and set bond are listed below:

  • Vivian Salazar, 47, arrested April 8, Charge: Prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor her bond was set $2,000.
  • Janet Montoya Del Angel, 28, arrested April 8, charge: Prostitution, a Class “A” Misdemeanor his bond $2,000.
  • Aurora Cavazos, 53, arrested Date: April 8, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor her bond  $2,000
  • Jose Rogelio Ayala, 47, arrested April 9, charge with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor his bond $2,000
  • Jaime Najera, 71, arrested April 9, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond $2,000
  • Julio Ibarra,42, arrested April 9,  charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond $2,000
  • Eliseo Longoria, 42,  arrested April 9, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond $3,000
  • Manuel Ponce Avila, 60, arrested April 9, charged with  prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond: $2,000
  • Habacuc Orlando Salazar-Felix, 37, arrested Date: April 9, charge prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond $2,000
  • Gerardo Rodriguez, 42, arrested April 9, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond $2,000
  • Alfredo Garcia, 44, arrested April 9, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond $2,000
  • Oscar Reyes III, 22, arrested April 11, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond: $2,000
  • Michael Dwayne Garcia, 37, arrested April 11, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond: $2,000
  • Laura Vanderford, 46, arrested April 11, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond $2,000
  • Jennifer Jomara Espinoza, 20, arrested April 11, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond $2,000
  • Melissa Karina Rios, 25, arrested April 11, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond: $2,000.
  • Maria Pozos, 40, arrested April 11, charged with prostitution, a Class “B” Misdemeanor, bond: $1,000

On April 8 and 9, McAllen police arrested three men who were charged with online solicitation of a minor in a separate online operation. 

  • Michael Lee Reyna, 25, arrested April 8, charged with online solicitation of a minor, a Second Degree Felony, bond $50,000
  • Julian Antonio Olvera, 29, arrested Date: April 8, charged with online solicitation of a minor, a Second Degree Felony, bond $50,000
  • Efrain Lopez Cardenas, 38, arrested April 9, Charged online solicitation of a minor, a Second Degree Felony, bond $50,000

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