December 7, 1996 in Nation/World

Police Bust Internet Prostitution Ring Operating In Texas

San Antonio Express-News
 

Police broke up a San Antonio-based prostitution ring advertising on the Internet and dispatching males to clients across Texas.

Officers arrested who they believe to be the kingpin of the ring, which reportedly had about 60 males charging up to $150 per encounter in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston.

Police said the ring had bases in Dallas and Houston as well as in San Antonio.

William Bloss, 66, was arrested at without incident at his home in San Antonio.

He was held in Bexar County Jail charged with organized crime aggravated promotion of prostitution. Bond was set at $150,000.

The charge is a third-degree felony, carrying a penalty of a two-to 10-year prison term and a fine of up to $10,000.

Police backed a pickup into Bloss’ yard and seized computer equipment, files and a big-screen television set.

Police declined to say if they confiscated a list of clients.


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