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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Bruchey, Brian

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 10/17/2017 

 "Operation No Tricks, No Treats" - PCSO Detectives Arrest 277 Suspects During Undercover Investigation Focusing on Human Trafficking 


In two undisclosed locations in Polk County, beginning on Tuesday, October 10th, through Sunday, October 15th, 2017, Polk County Sheriff's undercover detectives, along with detectives and investigators from other law enforcement agencies, conducted a week-long undercover investigation focusing on human trafficking and targeting online prostitution, and arrested 277 suspects. 

Fifty-one of the arrests were for those who advertise as prostitutes online. 209 of the arrests were those who solicited undercover detectives who posted ads posing as prostitutes. Seventeen other arrests were made of those who derive proceeds from prostitution, or other offenses. 

The undercover operation included detectives and agents from the following agencies: Haines City P.D.; Lakeland P.D.; Lake Wales P.D., and Winter Haven P.D.; working in conjunction with members of the State Attorney's Office. 

During the operation, undercover detectives posted fictitious ads or profiles on various social media platforms, websites, and mobile phone applications, posing as prostitutes or those soliciting prostitutes. Some of the detectives responded to profiles and online ads posted by prostitutes. Despite the repeated warnings and media coverage of past operations, numerous suspects responded to the ads and drove to one of the two different undercover locations to engage in illegal prostitution. 

"We are committed to fighting human trafficking, by arresting those who engage in prostitution and trying to identify human trafficking victims. It's no secret...you need to stay out of Polk County if you're going to commit crime" - Grady Judd, Sheriff 

Those arrested face a total of 334 charges (36 felony, 298 misdemeanor), including human-trafficking, travelling to meet a child for sexual conduct, transmit material harmful to a minor, soliciting another for prostitution, offer to commit prostitution, transporting for prostitution, drug and paraphernalia possession, battery, violation of probation, and resisting. Those arrested already had a combined prior history of 897 charges (371 felony, 526 misdemeanor).  

215 suspects drove to Polk County from various counties across Florida; or were visiting Florida from: Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. 

The youngest suspect arrested was 16-years old, and the oldest suspect was 74-years old.

 

Those arrested for soliciting a prostitute were:

1

Adams

Mark

2/11/66

WM

Ruskin, FL

2

Aderhold Jr

John

7/30/83

WM

Statesboro, GA

3

Albert

John

8/12/86

BM

Winter Haven, FL

4

Alcantar

Cesar

10/2/79

HM

Lakeland, FL

5

Aldana

Nelson

5/3/77

HM

Tampa, FL

6

Alejandro

Samuel

11/5/94

HM

Kissimmee, FL

7

Andrews

Dexter

4/11/91

BM

Kissimmee, FL

8

Antoine

Eddy

3/28/53

BM

Riverview, FL

9

Auguste

Steve

5/14/86

BM

Orlando, FL

10

Barbosa

Joel

9/12/81

BM

Kissimmee, FL

11

Beltran-Aponte

Pedro

11/22/98

HM

Kissimmee, FL

12

Benjamin

Shuai

2/17/96

BM

Kissimmee, FL

13

Bennett

Justin

5/12/89

WM

Mulberry, FL

14

Berti

Deigo

1/14/76

HM

Kissimmee, FL

15

Blas-Aviles

Aldo

3/25/97

HM

Mulberry, FL

16

Bowman

Ryan

3/17/79

WM

Tampa, FL

17

Branch

Lashown

10/24/88

BM

Lakeland, FL

18

Brito

Jonathan

5/26/81

HM

Tampa, FL

19

Brown

William

4/6/81

BM

Davenport, FL

20

Brown Jr

Guy

2/27/86

BM

Clermont, FL

21

Burgess

Stephen

2/24/69

WM

Tampa, FL

22

Burke

Marvin

5/1/90

BM

Apopka, FL

23

Caballero

Jorge

8/27/66

HM

Auburnale, FL

24

Carias

Juan

6/24/79

HM

Tampa, FL

25

Castro

Harry

12/8/75

WM

Oviedo, FL

26

Cebero

Carlos

8/22/74

HM

Mulberry, FL

27

Chaemchoey

Navapat

3/19/84

OM

Lakeland, FL

28

Chan

Robert

10/22/71

AM

Lakeland, FL

29

Chapelle

Spencer

10/7/87

WM

Key Largo, FL

30

Chen

Peter

1/21/67

AM

Plant City, FL

31

Conte

Richard

2/3/75

WM

Clermont, FL

32

Courtney

Arthur

3/6/88

WM

Kissimmee, FL

33

Cruz

Richard

8/6/94

HM

Kissimmee, FL

34

Cunha

Eduardo

4/2/68

HM

Apopka, FL

35

Daulta

Hemant

2/6/93

IM

Tampa, FL

36

Davis

Eric

10/26/69

BM

Land O' Lakes, FL

37

Davis

Larry

2/25/43

WM

Lakeland, FL

38

Debesa

Serafin

6/22/81

WM

Winter Haven, FL

39

Diaz

Luis

11/22/73

HM

Polk County,FL

40

Dos-Santos

William

4/27/83

OM

Kissimmee, FL

41

Dowdy

Donald

8/2/63

WM

Plant City, FL

42

Dugue

Diego

11/22/78

HM

Kissimmee, FL

43

Duran

Christian

7/23/91

HM

Ruskin, FL

44

Dustal

Kevin

3/12/66

WM

Lakeland, FL

45

Ellison

Eric

6/14/71

BM

Tampa, FL

46

Escobar

Alec

8/9/97

HM

Lakeland, FL

47

Escobar

Julio

10/26/88

HM

Winter Garden, FL

48

Espina-Palma

Owen

3/28/78

HM

Plant City, FL

49

Etheridge, Jr.

Percy

3/14/70

BM

Winter Haven, FL

50

Felton

Dennis

12/29/92

WM

Tampa, FL

51

Feregrino

Alegandro

11/14/95

HM

Davenport, FL

52

Fernandez

Jeran

5/28/95

HM

Dundee, FL

53

Fernandez

Edgar

11/26/97

HM

Davenport, FL

54

Ferrer

Daniel

5/3/91

WM

Davenport, FL

55

Figueroa

Francisco

6/2/92

HM

Orlando, FL

56

Fisher

Jason

4/19/85

WM

Brandon, FL

57

Floresca

Virgil

9/1/77

AM

St. Pete, FL

58

Flores-Solorzano

Frederik

2/16/91

HM

Lake Worth, FL

59

Forero

Harold

1/31/71

HM

Tampa, FL

60

Forest

Jonathan

3/28/88

WM

Polk City, FL

61

Foster

Chandler

5/1/92

WM

Keizer, OR

62

Franquiz

Jesus

3/31/72

HM

Davenport, FL

63

Freeman

Frank

5/28/65

WM

Magnolia, DE

64

Galindo

Druso

2/22/68

HM

Odessa, TX

65

Garcia

Renado

1/29/88

AM

Lakeland, FL

66

Geddada

Suresh

5/10/84

AM

Tampa, FL

67

Gibril

Amro

6/21/89

IM

Orlando, FL

68

Gilbert

Jonathan

2/22/87

BM

Tampa, FL

69

Gonzalez

Carlos

10/30/92

HM

Winter Haven, FL

70

Gonzalez

Alexis

6/15/79

HM

Davenport, FL

71

Gonzalez-Quintana

Yandy

6/1/84

HM

Tampa, FL

72

Govey

John

6/22/62

WM

Winter Haven, FL

73

Gregg

Ron

3/22/95

BM

Brandon, FL

74

Gupta

Shobhit

11/15/89

WM

Clermont, FL

75

Ha

Chau

9/7/79

WM

Lakeland, FL

76

Hall

Thomas

10/8/63

BM

Tampa, FL

77

Harris

William

6/10/77

WM

Pinellas Park, FL

78

Harrison

Carlon

3/4/80

BM

Kissimmee, FL

79

Hawkins

Marcus

11/30/98

OM

Riverview, FL

80

Hernandez Jr

Miguel

6/4/97

HM

 

81

Hernandez Jr

Alberto

12/31/81

HM

Plant City, FL

82

Hill

Creston

6/7/88

BM

Tampa, FL

83

Hong

Alfredo

12/15/89

OM

Kissimmee, FL

84

Houston

James

5/16/80

BM

Delmar, DE

85

Howell

Emery

3/24/62

WM

Highland City, FL

86

Hoyos

Ulises

9/7/87

HM

Dover, FL

87

Huggins

Braxton

4/27/94

BM

Lakeland, FL

88

Hulbert

Justin

7/25/93

WM

Orlando, FL

89

Hull

David

5/10/58

WM

Land O' Lakes, FL

90

Hundley

Jordan

2/28/99

BM

Lakeland, FL

91

Huntsinger

Chris

5/14/73

WM

Gastonia, NC

92

Jacob

Salil

11/23/66

WM

Valrico, FL

93

Johnson

Demetres

8/21/70

BM

Kissimmee, FL

94

Johnson

Daniel

7/18/89

WM

Winter Garden, FL

95

Jones

Darius

4/20/89

BM

Lakeland, FL

96

Jones

Dortrie

6/11/83

BM

Orlando, FL

97

Juan-Martinez

Jose

3/3/95

HM

Tampa, FL

98

JUVENILE

 

17 yrs old

HM

Orlando, FL

99

JUVENILE

 

16 yrs old

HM

Clermont, FL

100

JUVENILE

 

17 yrs old

HM

Orlando, FL

101

JUVENILE

 

17 years

IM

Lakeland, FL

102

Kamble

Shashikant

3/10/87

IM

Temple Terrace, FL

103

Kawasmeh

Saad

10/4/74

OM

Orlando, FL

104

Khadse

Akshay

7/15/92

OM

Orlando, FL

105

Khaled

Gebarin

1/19/51

OM

Tampa, FL

106

Kimmell

Samuel

8/10/92

WM

Nevada, MO

107

King

Tony

5/13/80

WM

Tarrytown, GA

108

Klotch

Douglas

4/24/46

WM

Palmetto, FL

109

Lagoan

Aben

6/3/85

BM

Lakeland, FL

110

Lanier

Raymond

3/22/84

WM

Plant City, FL

111

Lee

Elliott

2/25/85

BM

Dunwoody, GA

112

Letchworth

Samson

9/11/80

WM

Lakeland, FL

113

Lopez

Angel

9/14/89

HM

Lakeland, FL

114

Lopez-Borrego

Jose

8/23/74

HM

Tampa, FL

115

Lopshire

Jordan

8/5/87

WM

Matthews, NC

116

Lowes

Adrian

12/8/73

WM

Winter Springs, FL

117

Lucas

Marco

2/21/93

HM

Lakeland, FL

118

Lyken

Lawrence

4/22/93

BM

Dublin, GA

119

Lynn

Robert

10/31/83

WM

Cleveland,TN

120

Maclin

Justin

7/17/97

BM

Riverview, FL

121

Maldonado

Yonatan

3/6/98

HM

Orlando, FL

122

Marin-Sosa

Migdonio

4/19/63

HM

Orlando, FL

123

Martinez

Alejandro

12/5/84

HM

Longwood, FL

124

Martinez-Maldonado

Carlos

4/24/81

HM

Riverview, FL

125

Mathes

Kevin

7/26/67

WM

Mulberry, FL

126

McGowan

John

3/29/96

WM

Avon Park, FL

127

McSwain

Nicholas

4/5/82

BM

Lakeland, FL

128

Mejias

Omar

10/22/91

HM

Cape Coral, FL

129

Melendez

Alfredo

11/23/91

HM

Tampa, FL

130

Melia

Anthony

7/22/64

HM

Dickenson, TX

131

Merkiel

Michael

3/25/87

WM

Plant City, FL

132

Merrill

Willie

3/14/78

BM

Lakeland, FL

133

Miller

Michael

5/19/73

WM

Melbourne, FL

134

Miller

David

3/4/59

WM

Ocala, FL

135

Miranda

Luis

10/16/95

BM

Lakeland, FL

136

Mitchell

Foley

12/7/82

BM

Detroit, MI

137

Montanez

Francisco

8/24/54

HM

Lakeland, FL

138

Montesano

Anthony

6/2/73

WM

Lakeland, FL

139

Morales

Richard

12/3/78

HM

Brandon, FL

140

Muscato

David

11/4/56

WM

Lithia, FL

141

Neto

Mario

6/25/97

HM

Lakeland, FL

142

Paschall

Deatrick

4/5/76

BM

Lakeland, FL

143

Patel

Bhavikkumar

8/5/75

IM

Lakeland, FL

144

Patterson

Mark

7/21/59

WM

Plant City, FL

145

Pena

Jose

8/11/77

HM

Clermont, FL

146

Perez

Juan

8/7/84

HM

Kissimmee, FL

147

Perez

Gonzalo

4/15/96

HM

Plant City, FL

148

Perez

Christian

3/5/82

HM

Sefner,FL

149

Perez

Jose

11/23/87

HM

St Petersburg,FL

150

Persaud

Shawn

4/6/95

IM

Orlando, FL

151

Peti

Richard

9/29/65

WM

Elizabeth, NJ

152

Pilato

Chase

10/2/96

WM

Orlando, FL

153

Ponce

Carlos

10/1/76

HM

Lakeland, FL

154

Potnuru

Samrat

3/16/91

IM

Lake Mary, FL

155

Proctor

Patrick

3/17/56

WM

Toronto, CA

156

Quintero

Enrique

2/1/90

HM

Frostproof, FL

157

Rachko

Jared

3/8/99

WM

Winter Park, FL

158

Ramirez

Hector

1/16/92

HM

Norman Park, GA

159

Ramirez

Raul

10/11/90

HM

San Jose, CA

160

Ramirez

Matthew

6/21/96

HM

Wimauma, FL

161

Ramirez

Antonio

5/14/96

HM

Norman Park, GA

162

Ramjit

Ryan

4/12/84

IM

Orlando, FL

163

Ramos

Eduardo

8/6/83

HM

Orlando, FL

164

Rector

James

10/7/58

WM

Clermont, FL

165

Reddick

Shaquon

2/27/97

BM

Eustis, FL

166

Rey

Christopher

11/25/86

WM

Clearwater, FL

167

Reynolds

Donald

10/2/54

WM

Hoover, AL

168

Richman

Brian

6/6/79

WM

Winter Springs, FL

169

Rivera

Jessie

6/5/93

HM

Plant City, FL

170

Rivera

Hector

2/15/86

HM

Tampa, FL

171

Rivera

Christopher

1/4/72

WM

Davenport, FL

172

Rodriguez

David

10/21/90

HM

Baton Rouge, LA

173

Rodriguez

Juan Luis

11/2/78

HM

Orlando, FL

174

Saikho

Sengdao

3/23/71

AM

Lakeland, FL

175

Salgaldo

Luis

3/18/90

HM

Orlando, FL

176

Sanchez

Dalbim

12/25/89

HM

Brandon, FL

177

Scott

Kevin

10/29/65

BM

Norfolk, VA

178

Serebrowski

Yisroel

8/12/77

WM

Orlando, FL

179

Serrano

Merlin

9/17/76

HM

Miami, FL

180

Silva Da Rosa

Allessandro

2/21/78

HM

Orlando, FL

181

Singh

Vijay

8/1/70

OM

Tampa, FL

182

Smith

Joshua

1/29/75

WM

Belleview,FL

183

Smith,Jr.

Charles

2/18/69

WM

Plant City, FL

184

Steinhauer

Joshua

4/4/78

WM

Brandon, FL

185

Stokes

Christopher

8/19/84

WM

Mulberry, FL

186

Suarez

Omar

2/28/83

HM

Brooksville, FL

187

Summers

Robert

5/17/74

WM

Tampa, FL

188

Swain

Malcolm

11/22/59

WM

Longwood, FL

189

Tadlock

Rex

7/9/53

WM

Plant City, FL

190

Taipale

Christopher

2/26/79

WM

Sumpter, MI

191

Tanner

Charles

8/21/78

BM

Plant City, FL

192

Tazi

Hicham

7/11/83

OM

Orlando, FL

193

Tercero

Santiago

2/25/85

HM

Tampa, FL

194

Tomaino

Steven

9/21/66

WM

Austin, TX

195

Torres

Joseph

4/14/94

HM

Orlando, FL

196

Torres

Aramis

3/18/72

HM

Davenport, FL

197

Trejo-Martinez

Joakin

5/4/94

HM

Mulberry, FL

198

Vasquez

Juan

3/13/75

HM

Winter Haven, FL

199

Vega

Santo

1/23/77

HM

Kissimmee, FL

200

Walsh

Michael

10/13/87

WM

Clermont, FL

201

Ward

Christopher

12/27/74

WM

Bartow, FL

202

Waters

Raymond

6/24/68

BM

Palmetto, FL

203

Wilkerson

Leon

11/14/77

BM

Riverview, FL

204

Willett

Tyler

8/22/85

WM

Ocoee, FL

205

Williams

Kenneth

9/26/81

BM

Lakeland, FL

206

Wood

Travis

2/3/91

WM

Mulberry, FL

207

Yagual

Jose

9/25/73

HM

Groveland, FL

208

Zhu

Ye

12/5/82

AM

Cape Coral, FL

209

Zoll

Justin

12/14/78

WM

Riverview, FL

Those arrested for offering to commit prostitution were:

1

Abraham

Elly

11/24/95

HF

Kissimmee, FL

2

Allen

Priscilla

10/5/90

BF

Tampa, FL

3

Baihat

Tabatha

2/2/85

WF

Orlando, FL

4

Buckley

Shannon

6/18/94

WF

Kissimmee, FL

5

Castendyk

Paul

9/11/97

WM

Mulberry, FL

6

Collins

Latoya

8/25/81

BF

Orlando, FL

7

Cortes

Eduardo

1/22/71

BM

Tampa, FL

8

Cradrado

Giselle

11/7/91

HF

Orlando, FL

9

Davila-Rodriguez

Yesenia

12/27/89

HF

Clearwater, FL

10

Dobbs

Amber

4/18/96

WF

Orlando, FL

11

Doby-Morris

Antoine

2/16/88

BM

Hollywood, FL

12

Eaves

Kokiela

10/20/89

BF

Tampa, FL

13

Figueroa

Amanda

3/13/95

HF

Kissimmee, FL

14

Finn

Steven

4/28/80

WM

Coral Gables, FL

15

Glenn

Catiesha

11/28/85

BF

Tampa, FL

16

Gonzalez

Victoria

3/29/90

HM

Tampa, FL

17

Gonzalez-Perez

Yoel

8/8/84

HM

Tampa, FL

18

Harris

Regina

10/18/88

BF

Atlanta, GA

19

Heiser

Heather

6/21/80

WF

Tampa, FL

20

Herron

Kiana

10/19/95

BF

Orlando, FL

21

Isaula

Junior

6/1/97

HM

Miami, FL

22

Jeune

Yasmick

4/5/88

BM

Pompano Beach,FL

23

Johnson

Leah

8/4/78

WF

Lakeland, FL

24

Knockenus

Rhonda

9/18/84

WF

Bartow, FL

25

Martinez

Victoria

9/28/89

HF

Tampa, FL

26

Miranda

Yessenia

1/20/86

HF

Davenport, FL

27

Morejon

Eduardo

7/13/90

HM

Tampa, FL

28

Mukesh

Arlene

6/23/97

IF

Winter Garden, FL

29

Nazario

Nicole

9/27/96

HF

Orlando, FL

30

Newton

Shornlin

7/5/84

BF

Orlando, FL

31

POSSIBLE HUMAN

TRAFFICKING VICTIM

21 yrs old

BF

Ocoee, FL

32

POSSIBLE HUMAN

TRAFFICKING VICTIM

36 yrs old

WF

Spring Hill, FL

33

POSSIBLE HUMAN

TRAFFICKING VICTIM

27 yrs old

HM

Richmond Hill, NY

34

POSSIBLE HUMAN

TRAFFICKING VICTIM

25 yrs old

WF

Gainesville, FL

35

POSSIBLE HUMAN

TRAFFICKING VICTIM

28 yrs old

WF

Orlando, FL

36

Powers

Josefina

8/29/60

WF

Port Orange, FL

37

Ribelin

Brittani

12/30/91

WF

Riverview, FL

38

Rivers

Robert

10/25/89

BM

Tampa, FL

39

Robinson

China

12/13/97

WF

Ft L Lauderdale,FL

40

Scott

Marcel

1/16/95

HM

St. Pete, FL

41

Shavers

Chevy

9/10/90

BF

Tampa, FL

42

Simmons

Megan

10/26/90

BF

Winter Haven, FL

43

Smith

Sarah

2/27/86

WF

Winter Park, FL

44

Stanley

Tiffany

4/18/78

WF

Tampa, FL

45

Sulavka

Alex

1/8/99

WM

Pinellas Park, FL

46

Talavera-Ramos

Fabiola

7/29/93

HF

Kissimmee, FL

47

Vickers

Kelsey

4/4/94

WF

New Bern, NC

48

Villavicencio

Jennifer

11/13/86

WF

Tampa, FL

49

Whitfill

Jessica

4/15/92

WF

Orlando, FL

50

Wood

Kayla

9/30/92

WF

Debarry, FL

51

Worley

Kambriel

1/29/83

BF

Orlando, FL

Others arrested were: 

1

Aria

Brianna

3/2/96

HF

Orlando, FL

Transporting for Prostitution

2

Brinkley

Keivon

4/5/94

BF

Orlando, FL

Deriving proceeds from Prostitution proceeds from Prostitution

3

Carbonell

George

5/28/75

WM

Homeless

Poss of Meth, Heroin, & paraphernalia

4

Chavez III

Alejandro

9/28/85

HM

Plant City, FL

Deriving proceeds from Prostitution proceeds from Prostitution

5

Cruz

Gladibel

8/19/76

HF

Orlando, FL

DWLSR Knowingly

6

Fay

Megan

7/17/87

WF

Thonotosassa, FL

Aiding & Abetting Prostitution, Transporting Offer to commit Prostitution

7

Hamilton

Drumond

1/14/80

BM

Deland, FL

Possession of Marijuana

8

Hawkins

Bentley

4/20/64

WM

Davenport, FL

Lewd Battery,                                                    Use 2-Way Communication Device,    Travel to Meet a child

9

Hernandez 

Abdiel

3/17/76

HF

Tampa, FL

Battery

10

McSweeney

Sean

8/18/88

BM

Orlando, FL

Deriving proceeds,Ecstasy,Paraphernalia

11

Patterson

Larry

12/14/88

BM

Orlando, FL

Poss cocaine WITS, Poss vehicle to sell drugs, Resisting arrest, Loitering, Poss paraphernalia

12

Pernaherrera

Alvaro

7/10/94

HM

Orlando, FL

Traveling to meet minor, Use of computer to seduce child, Transmisstion of material harmful, Lewd Battery

13

Plastini

Louis

4/4/48

WM

Orlando, FL

Deriving proceeds from Prostitution proceeds from Prostitution

14

Vasquez

Armando

10/27/57

HM

Spring Hill, FL

Human Trafficking

15

Vaughn

William

8/9/79

WM

Tampa, FL

Poss firearm by convicted felon, Poss controlled substance, Poss Cocaine, Poss Meth, Poss Marijuana

16

Viera

Angela

5/5/86

WF

St. Cloud, FL

Trafficking Cocaine, Resisting arrest, Loitering, Poss Marijuana & Paraphernalia

17

Walker

Amy

5/6/86

WF

Valrico, FL

Transporting for Prostitution