Two men charged with human trafficking involving 15-year-old girl
1:13 PM, Jul 10, 2013
4:32 PM, Jul 10, 2013
POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Two men face charges of human trafficking involving a 15-year-old girl, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
The charges stem from a May 8 prostitution sting operation that resulted in 92 arrests.
During that investigation, the 15-year-old was arrested for prostitution along with 48-year-old Michael Kempfer, who investigators say drove her to the site of the sting operation.
He was sentenced 40 days in jail for driving with a suspended license and deriving proceeds from prostitution.
Detectives eventually determined the girl was a victim of lewd battery and human trafficking.
Working with detectives from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the girl's "pimp" was positively identified as 22-year-old Montavius Rakeem Postell, also known as "King."
He was arrested earlier in the year on cocaine charges. While in the Orange County Jail for 12 hours, Postell made numerous calls to the 15-year-old "discussing her ability to raise his bond money by prostituting herself. He used threat of physical violence, actual physical violence, and drugs to control the victim and coerce her to prostitute herself and turn the money over to him," according to a sheriff's statement.
Postell was not at home when Orange County detectives went to arrest him on Tuesday.. Inside the home, found loaded handguns, crack cocaine, photos of Postell with the girl and gang paraphernalia.
He was located by Tampa police and arrested Michael Kempfer (R)at a hotel on east Fowler Avenue Tuesday night.
Kempfer was still in the Polk County jail where he was charged with human trafficking.
According to the sheriff's statement, Postell has been arrested 51 times in Florida.