Honeymoon Prostitution Arrest: Undercover Sting Ends in Arrest

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
May 14, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Honeymoon prostitution arrest: 92 arrests were made by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in Florida, after an undercover investigation targeting online prostitution ads.

Among the arrested: a 45 year-old-church youth minister from California and a 21-year-old Illinois man who was visiting Orlando for his honeymoon, according to WOGX-TV, a local broadcaster.

“The negative social costs of prostitution hurt families, children, and communities, including the spreading of infectious diseases,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.  “The nexus between prostitution and other crime, such as illegal drugs, violence against women, and human trafficking, is a real problem.”

The arrested include 12 pimps, or men who brought prostitutes to the location where undercover police officers were, as well as 39 prostitutes. 

The man on his honeymoon answered an ad from an undercover detective posing as a prostitute, authorities said.

The man didn’t return to his hotel, causing his wife to report him as missing, according to NBC Miami. His wife was later told that the man had been charged with prostitution and possession of marijuana.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.