These are the 21 people accused of prostitution during October

Twenty-one people were arrested during the month of October. (KPRC2)

HOUSTON – Nearly two dozen people were arrested on prostitution-related charges during the month of October, Houston police said.

HPD's Vice Division Wednesday released the names and mugshots of 21 suspects who police said were arrested for either compelling prostitution (pimps) or solicitation of prostitution (johns) for the month of October.

"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 Captain James Dale said.

PHOTOS: Mugshots of October arrests

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Yoharsy Castellon

Here's a list of those facing charges:

  • Yoharsy Castellon
  • William Gutierrez
  • Uche Johnson
  • Roy Jones
  • Oscar Hernandez
  • Oluwole Abel Okewule Lawal
  • Oliverio Lugo-Lara
  • Melvin Mendoza Oliva
  • Manuel Galindo-Barahona
  • Kien Huynh
  • Jose Torres-Pena
  • Jesus Cabrera-Castillo
  • Jean Tshiyoyi
  • German Guzman-Ventura
  • Francisco Chamorra-Garcia
  • Estifano Lema
  • Edgar Velasquez
  • Charles McWilliams
  • Cesar Ballinas Victor
  • Carlos Lopez
  • Alejandro Rangel-Martinez

Houston police said 54 people were arrested in August, and 68 arrested during June and July.