DPS Online Prostitution Sting Results in Several Arrests


MIDLAND, TX – The Texas Department of Public Safety arrested several people in the Permian Basin in a prostitution sting last week.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, from Oct. 16-19, 2023, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division conducted an online solicitation of prostitution operation simultaneously with a recovery operation. 

DPS says the recovery operations were to locate and identify victims of human trafficking. They go on to say these operations targeted individuals seeking to exploit and victimize trafficking victims in order to find and arrest individuals suspected of being involved in human trafficking using various websites to solicit sex acts.

DPS’ Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Division, Texas Highway Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, Midland Police Department, Odessa Police Department and the Midland County Sheriff’s Office all assisted in these investigations. 

As a result of the operations, seven suspects were arrested and booked into the Midland and Ector County Jails. All seven now face state jail felony charges.

  • Christopher Tisler, 43, of Chico, CA - Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • Jesus Madrid, 54, of Odessa, TX - Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • Isaac Vasquez Gonzalez, 24, of Midland, TX - Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Michael Turpin, 30, of Millsap, TX - Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Jason Lopez, 38, of Midland, TX - Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • Jose Manso Lama, 53, of Odessa, TX - Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • Guy Hutson, 43, of Odessa, TX - Warrant Failure to Appear Solicitation of Prostitution

This operation recovered fourteen human trafficking victims across the United States. Their places of residency are: Dallas, TX; Irving, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Houston, TX; Austin, TX; Odessa, TX; and Midland, TX.

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