The Beaumont Police Department has announced the arrest of 26 individuals in a weekend prostitution sting, which includes a Kirbyville man and also two doctors.

Beaumont Police say they, along with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office conducted the two-day operation with assistance from both the Liberty County and McLennan County Sheriff’s Departments with the goal of targeting “human trafficking” and “sex buyers”.

Beaumont Police say the following people were arrested and charged:

Joey Dewayne Hall, 40, of Kirbyville – Charged with Prostitution – Remains in the Jefferson County Jail (Bond amount unavailable)

Dr. Rajen Bhulabhai Desai, 62, of Beaumont - Charged with Prostitution – Remains in Jefferson County Jail (Bond amount unavailable)

Dr. Sadiq Ali, 33, of Houston – Charged with Prostitution under 18 – Released on $25,000.00 bond

Taha Khan, 29, of Beaumont – Charged with Prostitution – Released on $5,000.00 bond

Gary Barnes, 53, of Zachary, Louisiana – Charged with Prostitution under 18 and Prostitution – Remains in Jefferson County Jail under $28,000 bond

Robert George, 50, of Lake Charles, Louisiana – Charged with Prostitution under 18 – Released on $25,000.00 bond

Phillip Ray, 65, of Port Neches Charged with Prostitution – Remains in Jefferson County Jail under $3,000.00 bond

Jermaine Pattum, 29, of Jennings, Louisiana – Charged with Prostitution - Released on $3,000.00 bond

Omar Resendiz, 30, of Beaumont – Charged with Prostitution under 18 – Remains in Jefferson County Jail under $25,000.00 bond

Venkata Kishore Yadan Penneru, 26, of Beaumont – Charged with Prostitution – Released on $3,000.00 bond

Jordan Mitchell, 33, of Lumberton – Charged with Prostitution under 18 – Released on $30,000.00 bond

Brant Erwin, 26, of Vidor – Charged with Prostitution – Released on $3,000.00 bond

Devendra Sah, 28, of Beaumont – Charged with Prostitution under 18 – Released on $25,000.00 bond

Oliver Fernando Rodriguez, 29, of Beaumont – Charged with Prostitution – Released on $3,500.00 bond

Christopher Michael Herring, 40, of Beaumont – Charged with Prostitution – Remains in Jefferson County Jail (Bond amount unavailable)

Quenton Alexander Pickens, 33, of Beaumont - Charged with Prostitution – Remains in Jefferson County Jail (Bond amount unavailable)

Emiliano Alcala Beltran, 42, of Lumberton – Charged with Prostitution, Evading Arrest, and Resisting Arrest – Remains in Jefferson County Jail (Bond amount unavailable)

Edward Jimenez, 31, of Port Arthur – Charged with Prostitution – Remains in Jefferson County Jail (Bond amount unavailable)

Bobby Wayne Armstrong, 45, of Vidor – Charged with Prostitution under 18 – Remains in Jefferson County Jail (Bond amount unavailable)

Ivan Banks, 37, of Beaumont Prostitution – Charged with Prostitution – Remains in Jefferson County Jail (Bond amount unavailable)

Steven McBroom, 46, of Silsbee - Charged with Prostitution – Remains in Jefferson County Jail (Bond amount unavailable)

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