From the outside, it looks like a welcoming suburban home.
But, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office investigators explain that the goings-on inside add a twist to the place.
“They were arrested for operating a sexually oriented business without a license and operating a bottle club without a license. These are misdemeanors,” sheriff’s spokesman Danny Alvarez said.
James Cutter Sr., 70, James Cutter Jr., 42, Denise Falsetti, 61, and Mariya Gladushevskaya, 32, are charged.
The business was being operated out of a home on Huntington Street in Brandon, a middle class neighborhood off of Kings Avenue.
They broke the law, officials explained, when they collected money from customers to run the sex business where alcohol was served.
“You are allowed to operate a business in a neighborhood under certain circumstances but you can’t have customers coming in necessarily, depending on the type of business,” Alvarez said.
A tip led investigators to the home, Alvarez explained.
Arrest papers show that the activity went on from Jan. 5 to Jan. 12.
“Look, if you want to play, I’m no prude. I don’t know who’s in with this crowd. I don’t want them in my neighborhood,” neighbor Jeff Morrell said.
One of the men arrested spoke with News Channel 8 Wednesday, but referred all questions to an attorney.