Adrienne Cutway , Web Editor. Officials said John Gillespie, 71, operated the human trafficking ring out of his Melbourne home and victimized girls as young as When the arrest was made Saturday, records show an undercover officer was posing as a teenage girl. Authorities said Gillespie would post ads showcasing the victims, some of whom lived at his home, on an escort website called SkipTheGames. He forced them to stay involved in the trafficking ring by telling them they owed him legal fees or rent for living at his home and by providing them with drugs before or after they met with the men through the ads, records show.
Three accused of sex trafficking teen girls in Florida
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According to a probable cause document, Patricia Byrd is accused of escorting two teen girls to Johathan Williams' house in Tallahassee, Florida, on Sept. Documents say a year-old victim told Tallahassee Police Department investigators that Byrd invited the victim to come with her to pick up her child, but instead took the child to Williams' house. The victim told the investigators that Byrd got marijuana from Williams, which she then shared with the victim. Still, Byrd continued trying to get the victim to have sex with Williams, even offering to be present while it happened, to which the victim refused.
Human Trafficking of Minors and Childhood Adversity in Florida
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A Florida year-old was forced to have sex with more than a hundred men in a matter of weeks and nicknamed "breadwinner" by her alleged traffickers, according to a federal charging document. The unidentified girl told investigators she ran away from her home in Tamarac, a city in Broward County, in May "because she was bored," according to a criminal complaint against two of four alleged traffickers in the case. The complaint was filed in U.