High school prostitution ring uncovered in Florida

theGRIO REPORT - A 17-year-old girl from Sarasota, Florida was arrest for allegedly running a prostitution ring within Riverview High School where she attends.

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A 17-year-old girl from Sarasota, Florida, was arrested for allegedly running a prostitution ring within Riverview High School, where she attends school.

The alleged ringleader was arrested Friday on felony charges of human trafficking of a person under 18, reports the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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Authorities caught on to the illegal activity when four girls from a neighboring Venice High School reported to school administrators they were contacted in a recruiting attempt.

Police also arrested 21-year-old John Mosher, who allegedly paid $40 and a bottle of alcohol to sleep with a 15-year-old.

There were at least three prostitution meetings scheduled by the 17-year-old, officials said. The teen used Facebook to organize her business and contact potential clients.

Venice Police Captain Tom Mattmuller told the Herald-Tribune a third arrest is anticipated Tuesday.

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