Dallas ‘Dirty John’ Busts Surge

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The Dallas Police Department has announced that 30 new suspects had been arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution.

Officers from DPD’s Special Investigations Division conducted a sex sting on March 27 with the help of the Northwest Prostitution Task Force and Northwest Crime Reduction Team. The men arrested ranged from age 21 to 62. A total of five handguns and over $3,400 in cash were seized, per the DPD news release.

The individuals booked on charges of soliciting sex include:

21-year-old Samir Gomez
21-year-old Shahram Safiullah
22-year-old John Carlos Perez
24-year-old Matthew Jasso
25-year-old Brandon Lopez
25-year-old Jesus Leal-Huerta
26-year-old Alexis Javier De La Cruz
29-year-old Juan Molina
30-year-old Tristian Stiggers
33-year-old Juan Josue Olmos-Olvera
33-year-old Natnael Gesesew
33-year-old Olvin Cardenas-Canales
33-year-old Tinashe Mujurn
34-year-old Christopher Cutliff
34-year-old Jordan Colocho
34-year-old Manuel De Jesus Tepaz-Xum
35-year-old Mahamad Alkhateeb
35-year-old Nelson Gomez
36-year-old Juan Rodriguez-Delgado
37-year-old Jose Carlos Delgadillo
39-year-old Jose Francisco Delgado-Cisneros
41-year-old Hector Juarez-Mejia
44-year-old Ricardo Jose Rodriguez
46-year-old Marcus Smith
46-year-old Pablo Amaya
48-year-old Juan Carlos Henrizuez Martinez
51-year-old Juan Vargas-Andrade
52-year-old Marcos Lopez
55-year-old Scott Lucas
62-year-old Keith Smith

As covered by The Dallas Express, DPD has made dozens of arrests recently in its crackdown on sex buyers in Northwest Dallas through a series of undercover operations. Some of the suspects were allegedly carrying drugs or had outstanding warrants.

Council Member Omar Narvaez’s District 6 leads in prostitution-related crime, with 62 of the 85 offenses logged in the City’s crime analytics dashboard this year as of March 27. DPD has intensified its efforts against street prostitution citywide, which could explain why reports of prostitution-related offenses rose 100.3% between 2022 and 2023.

Nevertheless, DPD fields only 3,000 officers, which falls considerably short of the 4,000 recommended in a City analysis of public safety needs based on Dallas’ population size. Moreover, City leaders allocated DPD a budget of just $654 million for the fiscal year, far less than the spending levels seen on policing in other high-crime jurisdictions.

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