CRIME
11/25/2014 08:04 am ET Updated Nov 26, 2014

Student Led High School Prostitution Ring: Police

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VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 17-year-old Sarasota High School student organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools.

The teen was arrested Friday on felony charges of human trafficking of a person under 18.

Venice police say at least one act of prostitution took place, which led to the arrest of 21-year-old John Michael Mosher. He's accused of paying $40 and a bottle of liquor to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Police Capt. Tom Mattmuller told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1vjm1ub) another arrest is expected Tuesday.

Officials say the ring was uncovered when four students confided to administrators at Venice High School.

Documents indicate the teen and at least one other student concocted the plan over the summer to prostitute teens for money and alcohol.

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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com

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