Fort Bend County Pct. 3 Constable busts human trafficking ring in Katy home

SESHADRI KUMAR
Craig Priesmeyer, Assistant District Attorney for the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, addresses a press conference on what is called Operation Liberty. Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable Wayne Thompson is standing behind.
By SESHADRI KUMAR

On November 10, 2020, deputies with the Fort Bend County Constable’s Office Precinct 3 along with members of the Forrt Bend County Distnct Attorney’s Office and the Community Volunteer Fire Department, executed search and arrest warrants at a residence in the Cinco Ranch South Lake Village subdivision in Katy.

The execution of these warrants was the culmination of nearly a yearlong investigation into an alleged human trafficking operation by occupants of the residence, Constable Wayne Thompson and Assistant District Attorney Craig A. Priesmeyer told a press conference.

During the course of this investigation, it was determined that clients were being recruited and financial transactions were being coordinated using social media.

Naazir Jackson, left, was charged with Compelling Prostitution, a first degree felony, and Promotion of Prostitution, a third degree felony. Bonds were set at $50,000.00 and $35,000.00 respectively.

“As I enter into my last month in office, I am proud of the enormous strides our agency has made to become the premiere and respected agency that it is today,” Thompson said.

“Among those strides include our efforts to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation offenses through proactive operations and our valued partnership with the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance- Task Force (known as HTRA). Our relationship with Fort Bend District Attorney (Brian) Middleton and members of his office has been outstanding and has resulted in our agency working with the DA’s Office and other HTRA members in major operations including “Operation Freedom” in July of 2019, “Operation Patriot” in September of 2020 and this most recent endeavor involving arrestee Naazir Jackson in November of 2020.

“In addition, our partnership with the Community Fire Department has enabled us to form a Special Weapons and Tactics team. This allows us to have tactical medics serving alongside our SWAT operators and to use an armored vehicle during high-risk search and arrest warrants - as was the case in this arrest.

“I am also thankful for the efforts of our deputies, detectives, and DA investigators who worked hard on this case for a very long time. The long hours, days, and months that led up to the arrest and search warrants paid off.”