The Polk County Sheriff’s Department conducted a prostitution sting earlier this week. As a result, 12 women were arrested on allegations s solicitation to commit prostitution, a second degree misdemeanor. This sting operation was a result of a multiple complaints filed with the sheriff’s office alleging women soliciting for prostitution. As a result, 12 prostitution arrests were made.
“Our message is clear: to those who think prostitution is harmless or a ‘victimless crime’ – it is not,” Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement released by his office. “Many of these women we arrested have several other past offenses and prior arrests – they often prostitute themselves in order to purchase illegal narcotics, and they appear to have little respect for the laws that the rest of us obey. “We will continue to put criminals like these behind bars and continue to get our message across that we will not tolerate crimes like these,” Judd added.
If you have been arrested or charged with a sex charge, prostitution or other criminal offense in Orlando and are facing criminal prosecution in either Orange County, Seminole County, Florida, contact the attorneys at Tilden Law for an initial and confidential consultation, 407-599-1234.