What is going on around the world. Isis, Ferguson, Iraq, and more. A 17-year-old Florida student has been charged with human trafficking after allegedly organizing a prostitution ring of students at different schools. Sarasota High School student Alexa Nicole De Armas was arrested Friday for leading the ring, while 21-year-old John Mosher, who allegedly paid $40 and a bottle of liquor to have sex with a 15-year-old girl, was also arrested.
De Armas schemed over the summer to run a business prostituting the teenagers from Venice and Riverview high schools out to people who would pay in money and alcohol, according to the paper. She set prices for services at $50 to $70 to perform oral sex, and $100 for intercourse with a virgin. They split profits 40% with the girls who engaged in the prostitution.
Four female students who were approached to join the ring told Venice High School officials about the illegal operation in October, and high school resource officers began investigating. Cops arrested Mosher on Friday after officials looked into reports of his involvement with a Riverview High School student. He was charged with sexual battery on a victim older than 12, a felony, and is being held without bail at the Sarasota County jail.