John Childs, Billionaire Businessman, Charged with Prostitution Solicitation

John Childs of J.W. Childs Associates charged with solicitation of prostitution in Vero Beach, Florida.
John Childs of J.W. Childs Associates charged with solicitation of prostitution in Vero Beach, Florida.

VERO BEACH – Police have charged John Childs of J.W. Childs Associates with solicitation of prostitution in the massage parlor sting in Sebastian and Vero Beach.

Childs, 77, said police did not contact him about the charge and that the “accusation of solicitation of prostitution” was false. He has retained a lawyer in Vero Beach.

Sebastian Police, Vero Beach Police, and the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office are asking subjects to turn themselves in who have active arrest warrants.

“If not, they’ll be a knock at the door,” Sheriff Deryl Loar said.

A successful billionaire in the American business world, Childs founded his investment firm in Boston in 1995. He has owned a home in Indian River County for about a decade, court records show.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.