Sebastian, Vero Beach Arrests for Prostitution in Sex Trafficking Case – Part 7

Arrests for prostitution in sex trafficking case in Sebastian and Vero Beach, Florida.
Arrests for prostitution in sex trafficking case in Sebastian and Vero Beach, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – A lot more arrests Friday night involving men who live in Barefoot Bay and Sebastian in connection to the massage parlor prostitution case.

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 7.

SEBASTIAN

Mark Patrick Spero, 24
Mark Patrick Spero, 24
Bruce David Kirchner, 64
Bruce David Kirchner, 64
Henry D. Heinz, 76, Retired
Henry D. Heinz, 76, Retired
Vanderlei Castro, 50, Self Employed
Vanderlei Castro, 50, Self Employed
Jeremiah Moshe Cohen, 43
Jeremiah Moshe Cohen, 43
Erich James Currier, 51
Erich James Currier, 51
Robert Freels, 70, Retired
Robert Freels, 70, Retired
Robert Craig Grimm, 38
Robert Craig Grimm, 38
Neal Allen Hager, 48
Neal Allen Hager, 48
Carl Harold Lagerstrom, 60
Carl Harold Lagerstrom, 60
 Rong Li, 35, Computer Programmer
Rong Li, 35, Computer Programmer
Robert Joseph Richards, 36
Robert Joseph Richards, 36
Keith Albert Shay, 63
Keith Albert Shay, 63
Charles Edward Waterhouse, 61
Charles Edward Waterhouse, 61

VERO BEACH

John William Taylor, 78, Retired
John William Taylor, 78, Retired
Luis Rodolfo Vega, 66
Luis Rodolfo Vega, 66
Raymond Gerald Fendley, 34, Butcher
Raymond Gerald Fendley, 34, Butcher
David Ray Black, 52, Construction Supervisor
David Ray Black, 52, Construction Supervisor
Michael Burnette Bryant, 64
Michael Burnette Bryant, 64
William Ervin Chancellor, 65
William Ervin Chancellor, 65
Christopher Ameer Dawodi, 22
Christopher Ameer Dawodi, 22
Manuel Esquivel, 19
Manuel Esquivel, 19
Michael Shane Griggs, 44
Michael Shane Griggs, 44
Mark David Hassett, 62
Mark David Hassett, 62
Shun Jason Lee, 37, Sales Person
Shun Jason Lee, 37, Sales Person
William Mark Saunders, 47
William Mark Saunders, 47

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 grew up living on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he moved back to Florida and settled in Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.