These are the 54 people accused of prostitution during August


HOUSTON – Houston police said more than 50 people were arrested on prostitution charges during August.

The 54 people are accused of either compelling prostitution or solicitation of prostitution between Aug. 1-31. See their photos in the slideshow below.

"We hope by publishing these suspects' photos we will raise awareness of the issue that is human trafficking and put the community on notice that we will no longer tolerate these crimes in our neighborhoods," HPD Vice Division Capt. James Dale said.

Sixty-eight men were arrested during the months of June and July, Houston police said.

In May, 39 people were charged with sex crimes.

PHOTOS: Prostitution arrests during August 2018