A Florida State Senator says she’s tired of seeing ‘Johns’ caught in a sex trafficking cases walk away paying only a fine. Instead, Sen. Gayle Harrell (R) believes they should all see at least 30 days in jail.
Sen. Harrell and Sen. Keith Kerry introduced Senate Bill 370 last month that would require anyone found guilty of soliciting a prostitute to be thrown in jail for a range of 10 to 30 days.
If the bill passes it would go in effect on October 1st of this year.
Right now it’s in Appropriations.
Sen. Harrell told the TC Palm that the law, “maybe they would think twice.”
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was one of nearly 200 men charged as part of a multi-state and county sex trafficking ring.
Second charging document against Kraft. He was charged with 2 counts of soliciting a prostitute, once in Jan. 19th and again on Jan. 20th. https://t.co/Go5YnUZD54 @WPTV @WPTVContact5 pic.twitter.com/DVV7Fmk97j
— Merris Badcock (@MerrisBadcock) February 25, 2019
A six-month investigation found these ‘Johns’ would visit the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter and other massage parlors in both Indian River and Martin County where they would pay women to perform sex acts on them.
Kraft has denied any involvement, though police have video of him walking into the spa and him in the act.
On Monday the State Attorney for Palm Beach County announced Kraft, along with 24 other men, will be charged by the state as part of the investigation.
Kraft, a man worth $6.6 billion, could face charges ranging from a thousand dollar fine to a year in jail.
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