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Lakeland 'pimp' pleads guilty to sex crimes

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LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) - A Lakeland man has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor by force, fraud or coercion and distribution of child pornography in federal court.

According to the plea agreement, 48-year-old Michael Gallon acted as a "pimp" when he recruited adult and minor females to join his "dance team" and perform at bachelor parties and house parties that he arranged during which the females would perform acts of prostitution.

Gallon would set up "VIP" rooms at the parties where he would encourage the females to engage in sex acts. According to federal prosecutors, he would charge the females to use the "VIP" rooms and subsequently keep most of the money the women made.

Police have identified at least 12 minor aged victims in this case.

Gallon faces up to life in prison when sentenced.


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