HPD officer arrested in prostitution sting

HOUSTON – A Houston police officer was caught offering money to engage in sexual acts with an undercover officer, according to court documents.

Jermaine Tyree Owens, was arrested for agreeing to have sexual intercourse with an undercover officer at a Motel 6 around 7:25 p.m. Sept. 21, court documents said.

Owens offered to pay an undercover officer $200 to have both oral and straight sex with him, according to reports.

He was arrested on the spot.

Owen is a 13-year veteran of the Houston Police department assigned to the west side patrol, according to police.

Police said he has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Owens is set to make his first court appearance on Sept. 29 for the charges of soliciting prostitution.