Polk: 78 arrested in online prostitut...

Polk: 78 arrested in online prostitution sting

There are 13 comments on the WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg story from Jan 14, 2013, titled Polk: 78 arrested in online prostitution sting. In it, WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg reports that:

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says dozens of people have been arrested following a three-day undercover operation that targeted online prostitution ads.

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brandi

Boynton Beach, FL

#1 Jan 16, 2013
i read this story with such disgust i almost got sick.

i cant believe 80 people were actually arrested in a few days in this town?? do these ignorant stupid men realize what kind of diseases these scummy skanks carry?? like AIDS. most were immigrant men according to the pictures on FL arrest site but even so they have wives and babies they can infect with disease..

the women,, and if you can call them women were SO horribly ugly and sick lookin most were old and even the younger ones looked old and ugly and terrible there were even a few "men in drag" anotherwords gays dressed up as women?! the whole thing is so sick and dirty and the spread of disease digusting,, lock these people up,, good job to the lakeland police for a fantastic job getting the trash off the street, hookers and strippers spread disease and should be jailed. i have relatives in lakeland,, the citizens of lakeland should be proud of their police for stopping this danger..
Gulf

Mcnary, AZ

#2 Jan 16, 2013
Why do you care? Quite frankly I'm more worried about why we're wasting govt money trying to regulate what 2 consenting adults do in the privacy of their bedrooms?

And who cares if men were in drag? You're shocked there are gay men & men into that stuff? Whatever gets them off.

At first I thought this was something worse but then I found out its just a stupid prostitution investigation. Generally speaking I agree that there's the STD risk, but hey, their body, no?

Why should the govt care what 2 consenting adults do behind closed doors?

Are the police in that area really this desperate for cases that they have to fish for cheap vice hooker cases?

Also -- these aren't streetwalkers. These people wanted to meet over the internet to engage in consenting sexual behavior between 2 consenting adults. What business is it of the govt who they choose to sleep with so long as nobody is getting pregnant and going on welfare?

If 2 people wanna hook up for a fee what's the issue? Isn't that what gold-diggers do anyway only instead of cash they get gifts & vacations & free meals? How is it any different?

Why do you wanna regulate consenting adults' private lives? How is this my business or your business or the public's business?
brandi

Boynton Beach, FL

#3 Jan 16, 2013
i agree with you if two consenting adults want to have sex who is too stop them? I am more concerned about the wives, girlfriend, and children of these "johns" who did NOT consent to this, what about them?

lets face it hookers are not know for their sanitary health habits and good hygiene, that is a given, when the john leaves and spreads the disease too people he loves, including unborn babies, THATS WRONG, and condoms only work 85 percent of the time and oral sex CAN cause AIDS, my doctor told me the mouth is the dirtiest orfice of the body and dental hygiene i am sure comes last over crack and dope. i am sure the johns loved ones are not consenting.
Gulf

Mcnary, AZ

#4 Jan 17, 2013
brandi wrote:
i agree with you if two consenting adults want to have sex who is too stop them? I am more concerned about the wives, girlfriend, and children of these "johns" who did NOT consent to this, what about them?
lets face it hookers are not know for their sanitary health habits and good hygiene, that is a given, when the john leaves and spreads the disease too people he loves, including unborn babies, THATS WRONG, and condoms only work 85 percent of the time and oral sex CAN cause AIDS, my doctor told me the mouth is the dirtiest orfice of the body and dental hygiene i am sure comes last over crack and dope. i am sure the johns loved ones are not consenting.
I agree with you in theory but again, you just can't stop it. Even if you outlaw it -- it'll still happen. People will just find another way to do it. Instead of craiglist or w/ever site they're using -- they'll just find another one.

I was like you when I was younger, a real control freak but as I got older I realized you can't control what other adults do. You just gotta let go & "give it to God" or "give it up" or w/ever your religion is.

Some of my cousins are cocaine/meth/heroin addicts. They're stupid, in & out of prison, ALWAYS in some kind of trouble. Always stealing stuff, the women whore themselves out, etc.

My family has told them to stop, begged them too, dozens of times.

And yet -- they don't change.

When ppl get to that age: 25, 30, 40 so on -- hey its their crotch. They wanna get it infected....

I've talked about having the govt sterilize people like this so they cna't have children & spread their STD's but EVERY time I bring it up people call you a Nazi or a eugenicist.

So hey, I dunno, all you can really do is stand back, "let go" -- & let ppl do their thing. Let it collapse, let it go. And then protect yourself & those closest to you.

Even if you arrest them -- they'll just go to the next county over to do their business. If people have their hearts set on something -- there's nothing you can do.
Robert

Lake Wales, FL

#5 Jan 20, 2013
LOL! These Jane's and John's should take it to places like Lucky's Bar on 98 North. I have watched almost incredulously as the manipulative, "professional ladies", some who are quite young and must be "working their way through college" play up to men with fat wallets and are old enough to be their grandfathers. They walk out together and return a short time later. You have to be blind to not see it. Seems both the Sheriff and the Lakeland police, who are always stationed there btw, choose to leave the bar alone. Keeps it off the streets....
Angel World

Lakeland, FL

#6 Jan 21, 2013
Other countries legalize it like Germany. They are licensed to operate and pay taxes like everyone. The are also checked and educated frequently. They work in brothel houses with security and even security cameras pointing down the hallways and entrances. Its all a well planned operation and its legal. I am not just saying. I lived in Germany for many years and walked around those places. Probably its a culture shock for some but its the norm over there and other countries. Its the worlds oldest profession. Here is the end of the road. It can ruin careers and families once you get caught. Its also not regulated so the hookers might have been infected.
CamC

Houston, TX

#7 Jan 25, 2013
Wow I think that before you place judgement on anyone try walking a mile in someone elses shoes other than your own. Most women are gold diggers and lie to get what they want. These men and women are consenting adults and it is known from the start that there are no strings attached. Most of these people use protection and take better care of themselves than ignorant people such as yourself. You think that because you arent getting paid cash for sex that you are any better? Think again I guarantee your man doesnt have the money to pay your car or house note, you would leave. What does that make you? A money grubbing trashy prostitute just like the girls you are criticizing. I bet you dont wear protection with every guy you have sex with and ya know what? 8 in every ten men have sexual encounters with prostitutes. Do your homework
brandi wrote:
i read this story with such disgust i almost got sick.
i cant believe 80 people were actually arrested in a few days in this town?? do these ignorant stupid men realize what kind of diseases these scummy skanks carry?? like AIDS. most were immigrant men according to the pictures on FL arrest site but even so they have wives and babies they can infect with disease..
the women,, and if you can call them women were SO horribly ugly and sick lookin most were old and even the younger ones looked old and ugly and terrible there were even a few "men in drag" anotherwords gays dressed up as women?! the whole thing is so sick and dirty and the spread of disease digusting,, lock these people up,, good job to the lakeland police for a fantastic job getting the trash off the street, hookers and strippers spread disease and should be jailed. i have relatives in lakeland,, the citizens of lakeland should be proud of their police for stopping this danger..
Gulf

Mcnary, AZ

#8 Jan 26, 2013
CamC wrote:
Wow I think that before you place judgement on anyone try walking a mile in someone elses shoes other than your own. Most women are gold diggers and lie to get what they want. These men and women are consenting adults and it is known from the start that there are no strings attached. Most of these people use protection and take better care of themselves than ignorant people such as yourself. You think that because you arent getting paid cash for sex that you are any better? Think again I guarantee your man doesnt have the money to pay your car or house note, you would leave. What does that make you? A money grubbing trashy prostitute just like the girls you are criticizing. I bet you dont wear protection with every guy you have sex with and ya know what? 8 in every ten men have sexual encounters with prostitutes. Do your homework
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Great point. I've often wondered how many American women would abandon their men the second their men couldn't pay their car notes, cell phone bills, condo upkeep, etc.

The second their sheltered life went up in smoke what would they do? They'd whine & go find some other old fart with money to pay for their upkeep while they get wined & dined.

Gold diggers = glorified hookers. Same thing, though that's heresy to most women.
Gregory Peckery

Anonymous Proxy

#9 Feb 1, 2013
I don't get why the cops are up in arms over some hos charging money. In Polk county there are way more hos that don't charge, they just give it up.
CamC

Houston, TX

#10 Feb 1, 2013
Agreed I have been in the"Adult" industry for a number of years. Most men are seeking what is not provided for them at home without any emotional attachment. They Love their wives children etc and are not looking to leave home or ruin their marriage or fall in Love etc etc. Most have needs not being met at home whether it be sex, time, conversation. Some have fetishes (underage sexual contact for example) if they actually followed through with would end up in prison for life. Some people are sick in the head like that. But call these of age women to full that fantasy rather than acting out with a child. I'm not saying its right but I'd rather him call an escort than be in contact with my child. There are several reasons why men do this. I personally think there are much greater things for the law to investigate like murders, thieves,etc.. Whether this is right or wrong, to each his own but if its not for you its not for you who are we to judge. I say legalize it:-P
Anonymous

Norcross, GA

#11 Dec 21, 2014
For all you good honest christian folks (I am praying you can hear the sarcasm) that find it in you to insult these women who in sone cases were forced, in some cases felt they had no choice, and in some cases chose to sell their bodiea, do mr one favor. Walk one hour in their shoe. And no, not all of them are beautiful, but all of them aren't ugly eitjer. Hell all of you good upstanding citizens sure as heck can't claim to be beautiful either. As for me, i have been told I am beautiful on numerous occassions, my i.q. is almost one forty, and my body is pretty damn good. I have no diseases and i don't steal. So, judge not, lest ye be judged. I am what you people would consider a crack whore.
Santy

Lakeland, FL

#12 Dec 28, 2014
You are a very hateful person Brandi. Good brought us into this world to love one another. You do not know the reasons why these people do what they do. You should help instead of criticize. Go volunteer at a food shelter and air and talk to a few people, maybe then you wouldn't be so judgemental.
Santy

Lakeland, FL

#13 Dec 28, 2014
brandi wrote:
i read this story with such disgust i almost got sick.
i cant believe 80 people were actually arrested in a few days in this town?? do these ignorant stupid men realize what kind of diseases these scummy skanks carry?? like AIDS. most were immigrant men according to the pictures on FL arrest site but even so they have wives and babies they can infect with disease..
the women,, and if you can call them women were SO horribly ugly and sick lookin most were old and even the younger ones looked old and ugly and terrible there were even a few "men in drag" anotherwords gays dressed up as women?! the whole thing is so sick and dirty and the spread of disease digusting,, lock these people up,, good job to the lakeland police for a fantastic job getting the trash off the street, hookers and strippers spread disease and should be jailed. i have relatives in lakeland,, the citizens of lakeland should be proud of their police for stopping this danger..
You are a very hateful person Brandi. Good brought us into this world to love one another. You do not know the reasons why these people do what they do. You should help instead of criticize. Go volunteer at a food shelter and air and talk to a few people, maybe then you wouldn't be so judgemental.

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