COPPERAS COVE, Texas (FOX 44) — The Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Criminal Investigation Division, with assistance from the Copperas Cove Police Department, conducted a prostitution operation.

The operation targeted individuals seeking to exploit and victimize minors online, as well as to identify and apprehend individuals suspected of using websites to solicit sexual acts from minors.

As a result of this operation, nine suspected child predators were arrested. The following individuals listed were arrested and are charged with solicitation of prostitution of a person younger than 18.

All pictures are courtesy of the Copperas Cove Police Department:

  • 53-year-old Allen Ward Maycroft, of Killeen, was arrested on Thursday and has a $25,000 bond.
  • 27-year-old Andre Mikael Kpazahi, of Killeen, was arrested on Thursday and also has two charges of Abandon Endanger Child with Intent to Return. He has a $55,000 bond.
  • 24-year-old Sterling Ray Alford, of Gatesville, was arrested on Friday and has a $25,000 bond.
  • 51-year-old Joseph Brian O’Rourke, of Killeen, was arrested on Friday and has a $25,000 bond.
  • 38-year-old Hermenegildo Prado-Perez, of Killeen, was arrested on Friday and has a $25,000 bond.
  • 20-year-old Jayden Christopher Pullom, of Conyers, Georgia, was arrested on Friday and has a $25,000 bond.
  • 24-year-old Darshan Jitendrabhai Patel, of Killeen, was arrested on Friday and has a $25,000 bond.
  • 36-year-old Quincy Dandre Harris, of Killeen, was arrested on Friday and has another charge of Unlawful Carrying of Weapons. He has a $29,000 bond.
  • 42-year-old Benjamin Joseph Zupancic, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was arrested on Friday and has a $25,000 bond.