Three arrested on prostitution charges at Port Charlotte aroma therapy business

Nov 23, 2010 Full story: News Press 112

Detectives arrested two women and their boss today on prostitution charges after raiding a Port Charlotte business for the second time since October.

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Dotty

North Port, FL

#1 Nov 27, 2010
Only TWO of the women working there were arrested? After all this time everyone in the area new what was going on and no one seemed to care, especially the owner of the building this business was in, the window originally advertised Massage, even though there was no licensed massage therapist there - against Health Dept regs - and Nails, which no one ever did there either. Tell me what you think the other 'women' working there have been doing. One young girl was there today after this establishment has been 'closed down' with a young child in tow, loading her possessions into the trunk of a car, possessions I would assume are evidence in a crime... I'm confused how it took so long to address this menace that has gone on for months, with local business owners and their clients/customers appauled and outraged having to watch this parade of men coming and going day and night. The response from Charlotte County Sheriff to a long-ago complaint was, "well, unfortunately there's a call for this kind of thing.' What? Do the fellow businesses in that area and that building know they're in a redlight district? Is prostitution legal now in this county? Not to mention all the 'men' who illegally took part in this practice who got away with sex for money. The owner of this business bragged to people that he has similar establishments all over Florida. I wonder if anyone can locate THOSE! And now his ex-girlfriend has run off to North Port and started her own 'spa.' Some of HIS girls already jumped ship and work for HER! It's one thing to live in the land of the free, it's another to look the other way when it's obvious what's being paid for.
dana

Sarasota, FL

#2 Nov 29, 2010
Hes a slime. Exploting women like that. I guess running an rv storage lot wasnt exciting enough for him...Hes owns Burnt Store rv and trailer storage. He also lost his car dealers license in Va. for ripping off our young military servicemen. Google ron neff and you will see...Carland was the name of the business...Digusting ...They should investigate him further, he is a shady person to say the least....This will not stop him...
Sam

Cape Coral, FL

#3 Nov 30, 2010
Dotty you are right on track. Why isn't the owner of the building being held responsible? There is no way a person can be so oblivious that they would not no what kind of establishment aroma therapy plus was. The dark tinted windows, the rear entrance, the parade of scantaly dressed woman, the non stop men walking into the business all scream prostitution. Greed is taking over judgement. The fact the local police department had to raid the building 3 times in 6 weeks to get it closed shocks me. It is down right disrespectful to the police and the other business owners in the area that they were allowed to reopen. Why did the landlord let this business stay, that landlord should be held responsible. Hopefully people renting out spaces to businesses will have better judgement in the future!
dana

Port Charlotte, FL

#4 Dec 1, 2010
From what ive heard the pimp Ron Neff is the landlord and why is it allowed to reopen.....
Len

Jersey City, NJ

#5 Dec 1, 2010
So it's soooooo bad for men to pay for sex yet it's ok for a man to buy a woman dinner, jewelry, furs, etc for....sex? What's the difference outside of the faux puritans that these stories always seem to bring out?
Make prostitution legal, zone it in areas designated for such and you won't have to see it in your neighborhood.
dana

Port Charlotte, FL

#6 Dec 2, 2010
Who wants that in there neighborhood?? Hes exploting women for his own gain.... If its legal than he has to pay taxes on it...he doesnt want to have to do that....
dana

Port Charlotte, FL

#7 Dec 2, 2010
He doesnt want it to be legal.Thrn he would have to pay taxes on it....
dana

Port Charlotte, FL

#8 Dec 2, 2010
He doesnt want it to be legal...He would have to pay taxes....
dana

Sarasota, FL

#9 Dec 6, 2010
i guess no one cares....
maturity

Port Charlotte, FL

#10 Dec 8, 2010
fyi...if YOU care, you do get what you pay for...but the reality for these girls in this particular curcumstance was abusive. if faking enjoyment for money isn't enough degration the window has a large crack where a girl was thrown into it from inside. the back alley has a dented drainpipe from a girls argument with ron neff. the large majority of the girls money went to his lush lifestyle in vivante. all the activity including the drug deals were illegal putting the legitimate tax paying busineses in the newly refurbished (with tax payers dollars)area in an extremely disturbing environment. i am sure all the business owners including the daycare along the "walk of the palms" is celebrating the vacating of the draining environment they forced upon all.`peace...
dana

Port Charlotte, FL

#11 Dec 8, 2010
oh yeah he drives an Escalade and lives the life..Vivante and a mansion in Virginia....Im sure the residents of Vivante would like him to leave...Those girls were victimized for his lifestyle for sure...He has not an ounce of respect for any woman. To hear that he hit them is no surprise..Its a shame...He is a rotten human being..i wish they would throw him in jail where he belongs...Im sure the business owners are glad this scum is gone... The bad part is he will just start a new one somewhere else....
will

Port Charlotte, FL

#12 Dec 10, 2010
He 'victimized' those girls? He ran a business and those girls were paid. I didn't hear that anyone was chained up inside and forced into it. If people want to pay for sex I'm not really sure what the big deal is as long as it's 2 consenting adults it's really none of my business. All that happened with this 'bust' is now the girls will be forced underground where the danger potential is greater. It's time to pull our heads out of the sand and pretend that this doesn't happen or it doesn't happen here. Now the business may go online where the danger is much greater and less controlled.
dana

Port Charlotte, FL

#13 Dec 10, 2010
oh he took advantage of them... so if u think they were safe with him youre wrong. The business is online therye listed under escorts...Sure this thing goes on but if you think its cool youre wrong..He paid them, ha i bet they didnt live in Vivante...
will

Port Charlotte, FL

#14 Dec 14, 2010
dana wrote:
oh he took advantage of them... so if u think they were safe with him youre wrong. The business is online therye listed under escorts...Sure this thing goes on but if you think its cool youre wrong..He paid them, ha i bet they didnt live in Vivante...
didn't say "its cool" but these women have a choice. This was not human slavery. None of these women were chained up in this place unless it was part of services rendered and agreed upon by adults. I don't approve and have never paid for prostitution but I also recognize that these women at least had a choice. If they chose poorly that's on them. Yes, I'm sure they all come from horrible backgrounds and abuse and never really had a choice. I come from a drug addicted alcoholic abusive home. I rarely drink and never to excess, I don't use drugs and have never abused my wife or children at some point you have to be a grown up and own what you are doing today. Today you have a choice. Is this guy a great guy? I have no idea but he is not the only person with blame in this, those women should own their share also. just saying.
dana

Sarasota, FL

#15 Dec 16, 2010
yea they made choice...the wrong one...he just uses people and gets away with it...
dana

Sarasota, FL

#16 Jan 3, 2011
hes just a pimp and he will keep getting away with whatever he does...

“Ay Dios Mio!! Te Cahatste?”

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no se

#17 Jan 3, 2011
While you're all at it, you should keep complaining on an anonymous website. That's defiantly going to make him stop. Oh and before I forget, because you've shone your utter disgust for this one particular guy, I'm sure all the other turd sammiches out there that do the same thing all over the world will stop too.

Good work gumshoe.
Lillie

Newport News, VA

#18 Jan 31, 2011
what this man has done to those women is nothing in comparison to what he did to our young service men and women.he would have these young people picked up at their bases and deliver them to his car lot, if they did not purchase a vehicle he would leave them to find their own way home, sometimes from other states over 5 hours away. this is what he does to the people who give their lives for the freedoms he abuses!!!! do you think he cares abot women, come on people the only thing good enough for this man is a long prison sentence!!!!
will

Port Charlotte, FL

#19 Jan 31, 2011
who in the hell gets in a car with someone they don't know for a 5hr car ride to a dealership? You have got to be some kind of short bus special to do something like that.

I'm not defending the guy in any way. I don't know him from adam but it seems to me he is only taking advantage of people. Yeah, he's a pimp and as far as crime goes that makes him very unsavory imo. If he is doing this business with picking up people from other states and giving them rides down here to buy vehicles, seems like there has to be more to this story, then I'm not real sure that makes him guilty of anything other than making service people walk home.

I mean is the guy killing kittens or selling drugs to kids? Is he stealing from the elderly or robbing the church? In all the bad things I've heard so far all of it seems like this guy is taking advantage of some people who are making some poor decisions? Am I missing something?
Jeni

Saint Augustine, FL

#20 Feb 20, 2011
He has one of his hookers working at his storage lot now. It's sad. Used to be reputable business.

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