LAKELAND - In an undercover investigation, the Polk County Sheriff's Department arrested ten men for soliciting prostitutes.
Responding to community complaints about prostitution activity in the area of North Wabash, sheriff's detectives conducted an undercover sting on Saturday.
“Prostitution is illegal and those who commit or who derive proceeds from this crime in Polk County can expect to go to jail,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “The negative social costs of prostitution hurt families, children and communities. We will continue to investigate and arrest those involved in prostitution. ”
Those arrested and charged were:
Gary W. Elliott, DOB 02/19/49, 361 Baldwin Avenue, Lakeland, Charged with Solicit Prostitution
Paul Gerard Myers, DOB 06/14/83, 831 Jessamine Drive, Davenport, Charged with Solicit Prostitution
Michael Gerald Toomey, Charlotte Amilia, Virgin Islands, Charged with Solicit Prostitution
Valentin Espinosa, Lakeland, Charged with Solicit Prostitution
Daniel Lee Foxworth, Lakeland, Charged with Solicit Prostitution
Roberto Silva, Brandon, Charged with Solicit Prostitution.
Robert Leeroy Jenkins,Lakeland, Charged with Solicit Prostitution.
Masters Hemantkemar, Lakeland, Charged with Solicit prostitution
Ismael Chavez, Dover, Charged with Solicit Prostitution
Todd Shetter DOB, Lakeland, Charged with Solicit Prostitution, possession of drug paraphernalia
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