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Police arrested more than 40 men in Hillsborough County

Undercover human trafficking sting

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Deputies arrested more than 40 men ranged in age from 20 to 76 years old. On Wednesday, Sheriff Chad Chronister said more than 40 men were arrested during the undercover operation in Hillsborough County.

“Prostitution should not be viewed as a victimless crime. The person on the other end of these transactions could be someone who has been forced into human trafficking,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “I want to make it clear to those who want to purchase sex here in our community, you will be held accountable for your actions.”

Officials said among those men, a 37-year-old Isaac Jermaine Thomas, also faces charges of fleeing and attempting to elude an officer after he tried to take off in his vehicle as they went in to arrest him.

Reports say the agency wants to increase its awareness campaign on human trafficking, considering Super Bowl LV is still set to be held in Tampa next year.

 

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Written by Charles Stillwater

Mr. Charles has worked with BBC for several years before joining as chief editor for Orlando Solution. He is a father of two beautiful daughters and currently living in the beautiful city of Orlando. He likes to play basketball in his free time.

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  1. Not every escort is trafficked. We want to use HT as the word of the day, but let’s face it…. it’s prostitution and illegal from all sides. It’s immoral, a health issue and brings our communities down. There is real HT out there but there is also prostitution and there is a difference.

  2. Was the female cop forced into human trafficing?
    In that case Hillsborough police need sh I t down and all involved jailed. You cannot arrest people for what could be. If this is cops doing good work I will hate to see them screwing up!
    And you question why theirs a lot of people calling to defund the police!?
    especially from the pandemic people will do what they have to to get by busting people for prostitution is kinda like stopping trick or treats for Halloween. It just don’t work.
    Or haven’t you got the message. “THE WORLDS OLDEST PROFESSION”
    Keep fighting a loosing battle how many thousands of years?

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