Detectives announced on Tuesday that they have arrested five people in connection with two human trafficking cases in Pinellas County.
According to reports, all of the suspects are accused of having sex with underage girls, who they met online via social media websites. In the first case, a year-old man is facing charges of human trafficking, transmission of material harmful to minors, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
She told police that she believed her daughter might be recruiting other underage girls for prostitution. Detectives allege that the man encouraged the girl to recruit other teenagers, and that the girl eventually recruited three girls, one of whom was 15 and two of whom were Two other men, a year-old and a year-old were also arrested Monday on charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
Deputies believe the men had sex with the year-old girl. In the second case, detectives allege that they began an investigation in February after receiving a tip about a year-old girl posting prostitution on Back.
Detectives claim they tracked the phone s, which led them to two men, one 22 and the other The detectives claim the girl met the men online, and on March 6, the suspects picked the girl up and took her to a hotel in St. The girl allegedly stayed with the men for several days, and during that time, the pair put several for her on Back. Reports indicate that at least four men responded to the and came to the hotel to have sex with the girl.
Detectives claim that the girl was then forced to turn over her earnings to one of the men, detectives said. They are facing charges of human trafficking. Any criminal accusation involving a sex crime charge is a very serious one. A conviction for a sex crimes charge carries harsh consequences, and aside from prison time and heavy fines, you could be forced to register as a sex offender.
This means you will be required to register in a public database, which allows anyone with internet access to view the details of your crime. Sex crimes, like human trafficking charges, carry a very negative stigma. However, the truth is that sex offenses are often based on false or exaggerated claims.
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The girl said that is when she left the hotel. All suspects were taken to the Pinellas County Jail.
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