DPS Makes Arrests in Joint Operation (DPS-West Texas Region)

March 1, 2021

EL PASO – On Feb. 24 and 25, 2021, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID), in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), conducted an operation to target individuals seeking to sexually exploit and victimize children and adults, as well as to identify and apprehend individuals suspected to be involved in human trafficking by using various websites to solicit sexual acts from minors and adults. 

Multiple agencies assisted in this investigation, including DPS (Special Agents and Texas Highway Patrol), HSI, El Paso Police Department, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the Western District of Texas Assistant United States Attorney’s Office and the Border Prosecution Unit for the District Attorney’s Office for the 34th Judicial District.

As a result of the operation, six suspects are now facing charges. Special Agents have also identified and opened investigations into additional suspects.

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the El Paso County Jail:

Francisco Arturo Colorbio, 23, of El Paso (Prostitution of person under the age of 18)

Peter Bo Ray Serrano, 29, of El Paso (Coercion / Enticement of a Child)

Octavio Saucedo Garavito, 24, of El Paso (Prostitution of person under the age of 18)

Francisco Javier Orozco, 21, of El Paso (Prostitution of person under the age of 18)

Octavio Lugo Aguirre, 50, of El Paso (Adult Prostitution)

Jeffery Lynn Raska, 55, of El Paso (Adult Prostitution)

This investigation highlights the partnership between local, state and federal law enforcement partners in working together to combat human trafficking. If you are a victim of human trafficking or have information about this type of criminal activity, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888.

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