Nearly 100 people including cop arrested in Florida during sex slaves sting operationBy Mason White 2:21 PM May 29, 2014
|Mugshots of all 98 who were arrested|
By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A 15-year-old girl ran away from her home and became friendly with a man, who then pushed her into prostitution.
This led to police arresting 98 people in a prostitution and sex slaves operation called: “When Will You Learn.”
Amongst those people were human traffickers, who forced women into prostitution and held them as sex slaves.
The women were physically abused, threatened, drugged, watched closely and held against their will for the financial gain of their pimps, according to Sheriff Grady Judd.
Former Orlando police officer Michael Johnson, 44, was also arrested during the sting operation. He is accused of trying to lure women into prostitution. These women turned out the be undercover agents.
Johnson offered to work as their pimp in exchange for 25 percent of their profits. He allegedly offered them a better deal if they also sleep with him.
Of the 98 people rounded up by police, 28 were alleged prostitutes, according to the photo of their mugshots provided by police (see top left in pink).
Among them was the 15-year-old girl. Several suspects said that they were threatened physical harm of they did not do their job.
Police also arrested 52 men who were clients (see photo purple) and 16 pimps (see bottom of photo blue). 24 are reportedly married, 15 are on public assistance, and 64 have been arrested before.