File photo of handcuffs. (Photo credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Paying For Sex In Florida Could Become More Costly

People who solicit prostitutes would face increased penalties under a bill that passed the Florida House.


File photo of a prison cell. (photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Mom Took Daughter, 15, To New York To Sell Her For Sex To Super Bowl Fans

A woman is facing multiple criminal charges after she, according to police, took her teenage daughter to New York for the purpose of pimping her out to Super Bowl fans.

CBS Tampa–02/03/2014

Booking photo of Paula Howard.  (credit: Osceola County Sheriff's Office)

Mother Faces Child Abuse, Prostitution Charges

Authorities in Osceola County say a mother solicited her three teen daughters for prostitution.

CBS Tampa–11/02/2013

Booking photo of Ramona Ramoutar.  (credit: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

Mom, Daughter Duo Arrested On Prostitution Charges

Police have arrested a mother/daughter on prostitution charges after neighbors complained of illegal activity going on in their Palm Beach County apartment.


Authorities in Florida say a 17-year-old Sarasota High School student organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools.  (Photo Credit: MARTIN OESER/AFP/Getty Images)

Former GOP Exec Recalls Prostitutes At Fundraiser

A key figure in the government’s prosecution of former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer says he witnessed prostitutes at a 2009 fundraiser in the Bahamas that included Greer, leading Republican contributors and former Gov. Charlie Crist.

CBS Tampa–11/09/2012

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State Lawmaker Out Of Race; Name Linked To Arrest

A central Florida lawmaker whose name has been linked to a prostitution ring dropped out of his re-election race Monday.


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Polk Deputies Round Up 89 In Online Sting

A high school principal and three women who traveled to the area to make money during the Republican National Convention are among 89 people arrested by Polk County Sheriff’s detectives in an online prostitution sting investigation.

CBS Tampa–08/31/2012

Florida Brothel Operator Gets Life for Sex Crimes

  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The former owner of a South Florida brothel known as the “Boom Boom Room” will be spending the rest of his life in federal prison for sex trafficking of […]

CBS Tampa–05/08/2012

29 Arrested in Prostitution Ring in Polk County

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Twenty-nine arrests were made during an undercover prostitution sting in Polk County. Sheriff Grady Judd said the arrests took place Friday in the Winter Haven area. He says the county […]

CBS Tampa–04/07/2012

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