17 arrested in Manatee internet prostitution sting - WFLA News Channel 8

17 arrested in Manatee internet prostitution sting

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Undercover Manatee County Sheriff's deputies arrested 17 people during a recent internet prostitution sting.

The sheriff's office says detectives posed as prostitutes and johns and engaged in online conversation with potential suspects.

Once the detective and suspect reached an agreement for a sex act in exchange for money, the two met at a predetermined location and the suspect was arrested, according to the MCSO.

Listed below is the name of each suspect and the charge that was filed. Their jail booking photos are included in the slideshow above. Jail booking photos were not available for all of the persons arrested.

  • Lauren Drier, Prostitution
  • Gustavo Diaz, Prostitution
  • Nicole Vidal, Prostitution
  • Danielle Griffin, Prostitution
  • Trenton Moore, Solicitation
  • Andrew Harrington, Solicitation
  • Brittany Veltri, Prostitution
  • Meagan Rios, Prostitution
  • Mark Regis, Solicitation
  • Amanda Toole, Prostitution
  • Kristin Houser, Prostitution
  • Jason Rivera, Solicitation
  • Jonathan Stephenson, Solicitation
  • Jerold Branch, Solicitation
  • Genaro Resendiz, Solicitation
  • Randall Bott, Solicitation
  • Urbina, Luis, Solicitation

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