LUBBOCK, Texas– Four people were arrested after a prostitution sting, the Lubbock Police Department announced.

Lubbock Police and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office took part in the operation on Friday, Jan. 21, authorities said.

Robert Fedeli, Adam Garcia, Long Trieu Nguyen, and Timothy Velasquez
Images of Robert Fedeli, Adam Garcia, Long Trieu Nguyen, and Timothy Velasquez from Lubbock Police

The four arrested are:

  • Fedeli, Robert, 59
    • Solicitation Prostitution
  • Garcia, Adam, 31
    • Solicitation Prostitution
  • Nguyen, Long Trieu, 21
    • Solicitation Prostitution
  • Velasquez, Timothy, 30
    • Solicitation Prostitution

Police said they also identified three potential human trafficking victims.

The following is a press release from the Lubbock Police Department:

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) – Four individuals are behind bars, following a prostitution sting by the Lubbock Police Department’s Special Operations Division and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.

The operation, which took place on Friday, January 21st, resulted in the arrest of four people for solicitation of prostitution and warrants, as well as the identification of three possible victims of human trafficking.

The arrestee’s are:

  • Nguyen, Long Trieu, 21
    • Solicitation Prostitution
  • Fedeli, Robert, 59
    • Solicitation Prostitution
  • Garcia, Adam, 31
    • Solicitation Prostitution
  • Velasquez, Timothy, 30
    • Solicitation Prostitution

The State of Texas implemented a new law on September 1, 2021, which turned the crime of soliciting prostitution from a Class B misdemeanor to a State Jail Felony, which carries up to two years in state jail and up to a fine of $10,000.

The investigation is on-going.

(End of release.)