Polk County Online Sex Trap Yields 47 Arrests for Prostitution

Whittel & Melton, LLC 866-608-5529 – Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys

A doctor, a pharmacist, a pharmaceutical salesman and a retired IRS agent were just a few of the individuals arrested in a weekend sting by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office targeting alleged online ads for prostitution.

Police claim the 47 people arrested responded to Internet advertisements for prostitution. Most were living in or visiting Polk County when they were arrested.

This undercover sting combined with a previous bust conducted Feb. 23 and 24 netted a total of 66 people charged with prostitution-related crimes by Polk deputies within about two weeks.

Due to undercover sting operations throughout the state of Florida, innocent individuals with no previous criminal record may find themselves accused and placed under arrest for solicitation for prostitution at any given moment. Many of these arrests boil down to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately for those accused of a prostitution-related offense, public policy and pressure has commanded that those convicted of any crime related to prostitution be subject to harsh penalties. Should you find yourself the target of an undercover investigation for prostitution, you need to contact a Florida Sex Crime Attorney as soon as possible.

The Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help individuals accused of sex crimes by providing confidential services to protect your reputation and lifestyle. We understand that whether you are a local or out-of-state resident you need discrete legal representation that won’t alert others of your arrest and disrupt your employment status.

Prostitution stings throughout the state of Florida are becoming increasingly common, and we understand that when you are arrested for a prostitution-related offense, your future and freedom is on the line. As criminal defense attorneys and former prosecutors, we are familiar with criminal law from both sides. It is important to realize that in these types of cases, time is of the essence. For the best possible results regarding your prostitution arrest, contact us immediately following your arrest.

If you or someone you love is facing prosecution for prostitution or any related charge in Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or reach us statewide and toll-free by dialing 866-608-5529.

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