June 18, 2015
Two women were arrested after police claim customers at a Boca Raton spa were getting more than just massages.
A 34-year-old Miami Beach woman and a 37-year-old North Miami woman were arrested Friday on prostitution charges, according to Boca Raton Police arrest reports.
Police were apparently tipped off about the alleged prostitution at the Boca Spa by an anonymous complaint. This tip led to members of the Boca Raton Police Department’s vice, intelligence and narcotics units getting a search warrant to set up surveillance video on the spa, in the first block of Southeast Sixth Street.
According to the report, investigators watched inside the business from June 8-12.
Officers claim they watched as a man identified as “Customer #2 and later, Customer #3,” came into the spa throughout the day on June 8 and paid the women in cash before getting a massage and then engaging in a sex act with the woman, according to the report.
The next day, police watched as men tabbed Customers #4, #5, #7, and #11 came to the spa and allegedly engaged in sex acts with one of the women.
Both women were booked and released from Palm Beach County Jail Saturday after one posted $1,000 bail and the other posted $500 bail.
If you have been arrested for prostitution in or around Boca Raton, it is important to understand what the law says about this crime and your rights. Prostitution is defined as offering or agreeing to engage in the act of prostitution, which is the exchanging of a sexual act for money or other goods or services. Florida law enforcement officers have the right to arrest the prostitute, the customer, and any person that assists in arranging an act of prostitution.
The crime of prostitution is typically a misdemeanor offense and the penalties for a first-time prostitution charge can include up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
There are several different defense strategies that may help you beat prostitution charges, and our Palm Beach County Prostitution Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will take every option into consideration as we work towards the most positive outcome for your case. Palm Beach County law enforcement officers often try to catch acts of prostitution by performing undercover “sting” operations. These undercover busts are centered around luring people into acts of prostitution. Some undercover officers are not above using sneaky techniques to lure law-abiding citizens so they can make an arrest.
Whatever the situation of your prostitution arrest, we can help. Call us today at 561-367-8777 or contact us online to request a free consultation.