Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Human Trafficking Unit (HTU) of his office arrested 48-year-old Domingo Gonzalez of Uvalde on a warrant for Compelling Prostitution in Bexar County. Compelling prostitution is committed when a person knowingly causes another by force, threat or fraud to commit prostitution. It also occurs when a person causes, by any means, a child younger than 18 to commit prostitution regardless of whether the actor knew the age of the victim when the offense occurred.
Gonzalez’s case was referred to the attorney general’s office after a 15-year-old girl was rescued from domestic sex trafficking. During an interview with law enforcement officials, Gonzalez confessed to committing the act of prostitution, and HTU investigators discovered that the person Gonzales paid to have sex with was the 15-year-old victim in their investigation.
The Human Trafficking Unit collaborates with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to rescue individuals who are victims of labor and sex trafficking. If you suspect human trafficking, call the attorney general’s office at 512-463-1646, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. For more information and additional resources, visit https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/human-trafficking.