More Than 100 Arrested in Texas in Prostitution Sting

Officials say more than 100 people in Texas were arrested as part of a national effort to combat prostitution.

The operation, called the National Day of Johns Arrests, started mid-January and ended this month. Almost 40 law enforcement agencies in 17 states participated.

Deputies say among those arrested in Harris County include a firefighter with the Houston Fire Department and a county worker. A former reserve deputy with the San Jacinto (juh-SIN'-toh) County Sheriff's Office also was taken into custody.

The Houston Chronicle says the Harris County employee has resigned. Messages left by the newspaper to the fire department weren't returned.

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