Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Division arrested 11 women in an anti-prostitution sting on Thursday.
According to CCPD, ten of the women were charged with prostitution, a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,000. The eleventh suspect was charged with felony prostitution due to previous convictions.
Police say the women were arrested in the operation that targeted several north and west side neighborhoods, after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer for sex acts in exchange for money.
Vice Detectives were assisted in the operation by Directed Patrol and Uniform Division Bike Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Program, police said.
The Red Cord Program is a prostitution diversion program aimed to provide practical and emotional support for those involved in prostitution.
Seven of the eleven women arrested during Thursday’s operation agreed to participate and were accepted into the program.