Polk County busts Craigslist prostitution ring

By JOSÉ PATIÑO GIRONA | The Tampa Tribune
and NATALIE SHEPHERD | News Channel 8
Published: September 14, 2009
Updated: 09/14/2009 10:21 pm

They came from Central and South Florida; authorities say they were trying to earn money in the world’s oldest profession.

One woman was dropped off by her 19-year-old daughter and her husband of 20 years. At least two were pregnant.

One prostitute came from a previous prostitution job, took a shower and was setting an appointment for her next job in Lake County, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

One “high-dollar” prostitute flew in from California and another from Wisconsin, investigators say. Read More…

2 Responses

  1. My girlfriend told me about this one. She says they used a house as opposed to the usual hotel room to get the ladies to drop their guard.

    Incidentally, reading that article, Sheriff Grady Judd sounds like quite a piece of work. Sigh, once again I have to wonder how I ended up living in this awful state of Florida….

    The “fun” (as in despair) of this article is the grandstanding Sheriff mouthing off about the evil Craigslist, and the Craigslist spokesperson looking for other operations to throw under the bus. “Put the rat cage on them, not me!”

  2. Yep.

    It’s just pure and simple zealotry by ignorant authorities. So frustrating. Like they have no other crime to pursue in these places!! Sigh.

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