Lake Worth, Texas police arrest 41 men, 1 woman during counter-human trafficking operation

The police department of Lake Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, United States and the Human Trafficking Task Force of Homeland Security Investigations conducted Operation April Fools from April 11-12, 2023. The operation targeted suspects seeking to engage in prostitution in the city.

It marked the first time such an operation took place in Lake Worth. Recently, similar operations were conducted in other parts of Texas including Frisco, Plano and Southlake.


As part of Operation April Fools, undercover officers posed as escorts and prostitutes online. A total of 41 men and one woman were arrested after responding and arriving in person to meet up with the fake escorts.

The officers also recovered $15,000 in cash, 4 pounds of drugs, four firearms and six fake license plates. None of the arrestees lived in Lake Worth and some of them were wanted for other crimes, including solicitation of a minor and aggravated sexual assault of a child.


The 42 arrestees were each charged with solicitation of prostitution. Here is the list:

Alex Chavez20Haltom City, Texas
Andre Jackson26Arlington, Texas
Antione Scott28Mesquite, Texas
Arthur Barboza37Fort Worth, Texas
Aziz Olanipekun41Roanoke, Texas
Belinda Dasilva54Fort Worth, Texas
Brian Ruiz-Baez30Fort Worth, Texas
Cameron Johnston32Bedford, Texas
Charles Carter40Fort Worth, Texas
Coleman Langham40Crowley, Texas
Cory Mitchell38Fort Worth, Texas
Courtney Franklin26Oak Point, Texas
Dale Fultz48Burleson, Texas
Dallas North24Tom Bean, Texas
David Wright23Crowley, Texas
Dean Beckham35Fort Worth, Texas
Dontrell Amie42North Richland Hills, Texas
Elleunta Bowie47Burleson, Texas
Gilberto Contreras40Fort Worth, Texas
Jackson Jacob28Colleyville, Texas
Jatin Patel34Fort Worth, Texas
Jeffrey Lee43Rhome, Texas
Jerald Berry48Fort Worth, Texas
Jermar Jennings*42Fort Worth, Texas
Jermel Johnson-McNary34Mesquite, Texas
Joaquin Contreras32Fort Worth, Texas
Johnny Borghesi49Fort Worth, Texas
Jose Jaramillo 24Fort Worth, Texas
Juan Cajero-Ramirez34Azle, Texas
Juan Saucedo28Fort Worth, Texas
Julio Sanchez40Fort Worth, Texas
Karl Gutske37Fort Worth, Texas
Kenntrell Freeney22Desoto, Texas
Martin Patino22Halton City, Texas
Nehemias Lopez-Benavente33Dallas, Texas
Ravinder Jassal28White Settlement, Texas
Robert Walton33Fort Worth, Texas
Ronnie Isham67North Richland Hills, Texas
Sean Goss50Fort Worth, Texas
Silvan Kasmikha31North Richland Hills, Texas
Steven Breathitt32Fort Worth, Texas
Thomas Jones61Fort Worth, Texas

*Aside from solicitation of prostitution, Jennings was also charged with two counts of abandoning or endangering a child.


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