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Sheriff Grady Judd To Brief Media On Prostitution and Human Trafficking Sting

Sheriff Grady Judd will brief the media at 10:00 a.m. this morning (Thursday, September 28, 2023) at the PCSO Sheriff’s Operations Center, 1891 Jim Keene Blvd in Winter Haven, about a seven-day-long multi-agency undercover operation
focused on human trafficking, during which 219 arrests were made of suspects who solicited prostitutes and those who offered to commit prostitution, and other suspects who profited from or aided & abetted prostitution.

During this investigation, 21 victims of human trafficking were identified.

Two suspects so far have been charged with human trafficking, a life felony.

Among those arrested for soliciting a prostitute was a Polk County School athletic director and coach.

Sheriff Judd will be joined by detectives and representatives from local law enforcement agencies, as well as social services organizations who offered
help for human trafficking victims

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Carl Fish

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