He said out of the group that was arrested, there were a total of previous felony charges and misdemeanor charges. As deputies brought them into the house, some became so emotional that they appeared to cry. News outlets, including The Ledger, agreed to observe the operation and not publish anything until it had concluded.
During the investigation, detectives identified two females and a year-old boy as victims of human trafficking. Sheriff Judd identified some of the suspects arrested in the undercover operation as doctors and pharmacists, former and current law enforcement officers, a lawyer, two men who traveled to have sex with minors and two sex offenders.
He simply showed a empty chair on a beach, and said 'spring break and nothing to do,'" said Judd. Two of the suspects arrested were traveling to engage in sex with who they believed was a year-old boy, according to the report. Moments later, he was swept inside.
He walked into the house," Judd said. Storm Team 4 on Alexa. Before he could leave, deputies rushed out, tackling the year-old Clearwater man to the ground. One by one, 20 men approached the plain southern Polk home.
Since then, though, the prosecutions of Kraft and other men accused of soliciting sex have bogged down. We have laws to protect people from that. Digital access or digital and print delivery. The reality is most of — and I underscore most of — the prostitutes either are or have been or will be a victim of human trafficking.
Of the arrested, detectives reported that five included men arrested for traveling to the operation with the intent to sexually harm a child, and two other suspects did not travel to the operation but solicited who they thought were children online, according to PCSO reports.
The criminal justice system, he says, stands ready to help victims — even those who have a record — to make their way out of human trafficking, and much of that record could be wiped out.
Among those arrested include: 53 prostitutes or victims of human trafficking; 46 johns; 7 child predators; and 18 others were arrested for other charges, including aiding, transporting and deriving proceeds from prostitution, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. Roland Sandoval, 32, of Tampa was arrested in the operation.
Being charged with a sex crime can be humiliating, especially when it becomes public record, and leave you feeling as if you have no options for moving forward. Skip to content. One by one, 20 men approached the plain southern Polk home.