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Florida Student Arrested for Operating Prostitution Ring

November 27, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A 17-year-old student in Florida was arrested and charged with human trafficking after allegedly operating a prostitution ring of students at different schools, authorities said.

Sarasota High School student Alexa Nicole De Armas was arrested Last Friday along with 21-year-old John Mosher, who allegedly paid $40 and a bottle of liquor to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.

John Mosher - Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

John Mosher – Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

A third person was charged on Tuesday, according to the Herald Tribune.

De Armas planned over the summer to operate her start up business by prostituting the teenagers from Venice and Riverview high schools out to people who would pay her with money and alcohol, according to the paper.

“Why pimp out old hoes when I have fresh young hoes I can give up for money?” De Armas wrote in a Facebook message, which she used to set up the illicit transactions, to her business partner. “As long as I’m getting paid I’m trafficking all these (expletive).”

Investigators learned about the ring when four students at nearby Venice High School told administrators in October about it, according to the Herald-Tribune.

De Armas allegedly set up Mosher to have sex with the juvenile at a community pool, police said in a report.

“[The underage girl] stated she told Mosher she did not want to have sexual intercourse with him to which he disregarded and forcefully held her against the wall of the pool shed building, restricting her movement and ability to flee,” the report said.

Authorities say De Armas and an accomplice had set up at least two other prostitution encounters using Facebook. The ring included other Sarasota County schools as well, police said.

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