Local law enforcement from the Bell County Sheriff's office in central Texas conducted a two-day prostitution sting operation netting the arrests of thirteen Fort Hood soldiers. The report cites a total of 20 arrests were made but the majority are military personnel from the U.S. Army base.
The shocking aspect of this story is the sheriff's office released the names, ranks, and home cities of record of those arrested. They have only been charged at this point, not convicted. Needless to say, each one of those in the military arrested are likely to have their careers ended in disgrace.
Reading the comments below the article the general tone is overwhelmingly supportive of the soldiers, and makes cases for entrapment. A generation ago, this kind of activity would never been an issue - and may even have been "unofficially" encouraged.
It's sad and unfortunate when a local law enforcement entity targets military members for upping their own arrest statistics. Many of these people have served multiple deployments defending the very rights the sheriff and police claim to uphold. It sounds to me like it was an easy collection of busts for this Bell County outfit.