Massage Spa Prostitution Arrests in Sebastian, Vero Beach – Part 5

Out of 171 warrants, about 60 arrests have been made in connection to the massage parlor prostitution case in Sebastian and Vero Beach, Florida.
Out of 171 warrants, about 60 arrests have been made in connection to the massage parlor prostitution case in Sebastian and Vero Beach, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – Out of 171 warrants, about 60 arrests have been made in connection to the massage parlor prostitution case in Sebastian and Vero Beach, Florida.

Sebastian Police Department, Vero Beach Police Department, and the Indian River County Sherrif’s Office are making arrests in association with the massage parlors that were raided on Tuesday. The charges include human trafficking, racketeering, and prostitution.

Below is a list of clients who were charged with prostitution after visiting the Sebastian and Vero Beach massage parlors. We will publish additional lists as they are made available. This list is Part 5.

Ron Eric Hammond, 51, Unemployed
Ron Eric Hammond, 51, Unemployed
Daniel L. Cohen, 65, Real Estate Agent
Daniel L. Cohen, 65, Real Estate Agent
Mohammad Alharbi, 20, Pilot
Mohammad Alharbi, 20, Pilot
Walter Hirth Dimling, 75, Retired
Walter Hirth Dimling, 75, Retired
Isaiah Milton Drisdom, 52, Service Manager
Isaiah Milton Drisdom, 52, Service Manager
Adam Read Palma, 54, Self Employed
Adam Read Palma, 54, Self Employed
Gregory Alan Reader, 69, Retired
Gregory Alan Reader, 69, Retired
Keith Allan Taig, 57, Laborer
Keith Allan Taig, 57, Laborer

Police said they first learned about the spa at Riverview Shopping Plaza by the health department. Next, they sent undercover officers in the business and found that the massage therapists were conducting prostitution.

During the investigation, officials discovered that the businesses were performing human trafficking, sex trafficking, and labor trafficking.

During a press conference on Thursday, Sheriff Deryl Loar said that each spa most likely grossed over $1 million a year in the massage prostitution ring.

We started publishing the prostitution arrests early Wednesday. You can also view them here:

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5
  6. Part 6
  7. Part 7
  8. Part 8
  9. Part 9
  10. Part 10
  11. Part 11
  12. Part 12

These are the clients who allegedly paid for prostitution at several massage parlors in Sebastian and Vero Beach.

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 was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.