Sebastian and Vero Beach Massage Businesses Raided for Prostitution, Racketeering

Police raided several massage parlors in Indian River County, Florida.
Police raided several massage parlors in Indian River County, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – The Sebastian Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit, Vero Beach Police Department Special Investigations Unit, and Indian River County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit have been conducting a criminal investigation into multiple massage parlor locations within Indian River County.

This six-month investigation involving multiple jurisdictions has culminated by charging nearly two hundred subjects with over two hundred counts of solicitation.

Additionally, the main targets of the investigation were also charged with various counts of law violations to include the following: Racketeering, deriving support from prostitution, engaging in prostitution, and transportation for prostitution.

This combined effort included assistance from other jurisdictions including Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, and the 19th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office.

Investigators seen here loading vehicles with documents and other materials fbehind a massage parlor in Roseland.
Investigators seen here loading vehicles with documents and other materials behind a massage parlor in Roseland.

On Tuesday morning, several witnesses at the different locations told Sebastian Daily that police vehicles arrived “from all directions” as investigators began their raid. People were told that the businesses were closed due to an investigation.

The entrances to all the locations were roped off as investigators were seen collecting documents and other materials from the businesses.

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

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  7. Part 7
  8. Part 8
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  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. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. 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.