Date: January 7, 2000 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Sterling Ivey, 863 534-6377 or 819-0221 pager
Three Arrested During Investigation Targeting Escort Agencies

Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations Vice Unit detectives arrested three suspects yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000) during an investigation targeting escort agencies operating in Polk County.

During the investigation, an employee of Barely Legal Referral Service, Diana Williams, DOB 10/20/75, of 55 Imperial Drive South in Mulberry, was arrested and charged with committing a lewd act, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested were:

  • Robert Lott, DOB 4/14/77, of 55 Imperial Drive South in Mulberry, charged with violation of probation, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Demetrius Rose, DOB 6/27/76, of 913 Chiles Avenue in Bartow, charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All the suspects were arrested and booked into the Polk County jail. The investigation is continuing and efforts will continue by the Polk County Sheriff's Office Vice Unit regarding escort agencies operating in Polk County.

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