A high school teenager in Florida has been arrested and charged with human trafficking after she allegedly organized a prostitution ring consisting of students from different high schools.
Alexa Nicole De Armas a student at Sarasota High School, was arrested Friday after four students told the administration of Venice High School how De Armas approached them to join the ring. De Armas, according to the Herald Tribune, used the social media website Facebook to plan and orchestrate the exchanges and meetups.
“Why pimp out old hoes when I have fresh young hoes I can give up for money?” reads one Facebook post between De Armas and a business partner in the operation. “As long as I’m getting paid I’m trafficking all these (expletive).”
This faceless partner said they would invest $200 to get the business off the ground. De Armas then set prices between $20-$70 as well as $100 to have sex with a virgin, according to the NY Daily News. The profits would then be split and the girls would be given 40 percent.
One of the known exchanges reportedly involved a 15-year-old student and a 21-year-old man.
The man, named John Michael Mosher, has been arrested alongside De Armas. He reportedly gave De Armas $40 and a bottle of liquor as payment to have sex with the 15-year-old student.
According to WFLA, De Armes planned for the 15-year-old to have sex with Mosher in August, but when the girl and Mosher met, she reportedly no longer wanted to participate.
A police report reads, “She stated she told Mosher she did not want to have sexual intercourse with him to which he disregarded and forcefully held her against the wall of the pool shed building, restricting her movement and ability to flee,”
Mosher however pushed the girl against a nearby wall, and he forced her to have sex with him. Mosher is currently being charged with sexual battery on a victim older than 12-years-old.
Students told officers De Armas had setup at least three other deals using Facebook, and more arrests are expected.