Suspect Arrested for Promoting Prostitution
September 12, 2005 -- Houston
police have arrested a suspect accused of promoting prostitution
in a northwest side neighborhood.
The suspect, Michael
Wayne Roquemore (b/m, DOB 8-28-53), is charged in the 338th
State District Court with compelling prostitution.
HPD Juvenile Division Officer E.Y. Rodriguez
of the Sex Crimes Unit reported:
About 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, a Houston
police officer was in the process of obtaining identifications
on two females in the 5800 block of 34th Street. At that time,
suspect Roquemore drove up, had the two females get inside of
his vehicle and then drove off. Roquemore was then pulled over
on a traffic stop. At that time, one of the females, a 14-year-old,
made an outcry that she had been working as a prostitute for Roquemore
for the past week. Roquemore was taken into custody and transported
Vice Division investigators and agents with the
Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted in the follow-up investigation.
Vice investigators interviewed the adult female and juvenile investigators
interviewed the younger girl. Both females were released without
The Vice Division and FBI have been working together
on an initiative entitled "Innocence Lost," aimed at
obtaining intelligence and identifying those promoting prostitution
in the city.
Anyone who has information relating to suspect
Michael Roquemore is urged to contact the HPD Vice Division at
713-308-8600 or the department's Juvenile Sex Crimes Unit at 713-731-5335.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.