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Detectives wearing ski masks yanked a couple from their home in the well-heeled Pinecrest neighborhood Thursday evening on charges they were running a prostitution ring. Laura Kessler, 46, and Richard Beck, 50, were arrested on charges of racketeering and und practice of health care for operating what the Pasco County Sheriff's Office says was a massage parlor that was a front for prostitution.
The couple is being charged with racketeering, a more big tits escorts offense than prostitution.
Detectives can prove Kessler and Beck ran an organized business that participated in illegal activity, said Lt. The duo has been arrested for prostitution in the past - Beck in and Kessler in - which gives heft to vip miami escorts racketeering charge, Sullivan said.
On another Web site, the pound brunette Kessler appears in an ad for " 1 Laura Sexy Massage" as a blond wearing pink lingerie. Throughout the investigation, informants had sexual activity with Kessler, Beck and Inglewood escorts ayana angel sister Barbara Beck, who has not been arrested, the report said. Sullivan said deputies are looking for another massagr but would not say whether it was Barbara Beck.
Sheriff's deputies did not participate in any sexual activity, said spokesman Kevin Doll, but "confidential informants" did. Doll said the Sheriff's Pprostitution relies on informants when a detective may be too easily identified during an salinas escorts.
Doll would not say whether the informants had ly been involved in illegal activity. Former Hillsborough County prosecutor Rick Leal said that usually confidential wendover nevada escorts, acting as agents of law enforcement, have to follow the law as if they were sworn officers themselves.
Leal, now a defense attorney, said it's possible for informants to witness or be solicited to partake in prostitution, but participating in sexual acts "crosses that line. Neighbors painted a picture of an unfriendly couple who had a string of young women boarding at tring student looking for an attractive woman home, and a steady stream of visitors at all hours, getting buzzed into or using the pass code to the gated community.
Sullivan said the couple had regular customers, and the Sheriff's Office has first names and phone s of many and will continue to investigate the case. Some of the customers may face charges, he said.
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