Police: 5 arrested in Longview during human trafficking sting for soliciting prostitutes

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Five men have been arrested by the Longview Police Department for prostitution.

According to Judicial records, on Wednesday, LPD took into custody: Lacy Burnett, 73, of Kilgore; Philip Ondara, 36, of Tyler; Enrique Gomez, 48, of Longview; Calvin Webb, 53, of Tyler; and Jeremiah Sanders, 38, of Marshall. All of the suspects are charged with one count of prostitution.

Longview Police and the Gregg County CODE Unit conducted an undercover human trafficking sting, resulting in the arrests.  Officers focused on areas known for human trafficking.

Police said the men were not arrested for human trafficking, but for soliciting prostitutes.

Webb also had three outstanding warrants.

All of the men are currently behind bars.

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