Sebastian, Vero Beach Human Trafficking and Prostitution Arrests – Part 11

More arrests in connection to a prostitution ring at massage spas and parlors in Sebastian and Vero Beach, Florida.
More arrests in connection to a prostitution ring at massage spas and parlors in Sebastian and Vero Beach, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – Deputies made several arrests from Wednesday night into Thursday morning in connection to prostitution at various massage spas in Sebastian and Vero Beach.

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 11.

SEBASTIAN

Conner Thomas Ruf, 19, Cook
Conner Thomas Ruf, 19, Cook
Christopher Charles Friedmann, 47
Christopher Charles Friedmann, 47
David F. Healy, 74, Retired
David F. Healy, 74, Retired
Ted Ray Morgan, 63, Self Employed
Ted Ray Morgan, 63, Self Employed

VERO BEACH

Hans Jorgen Wede, 73
Hans Jorgen Wede, 73
Fuad S. Aljadaani, 23, Student
Fuad S. Aljadaani, 23, Student
Michael Walter Hucks, 70, Retired
Michael Walter Hucks, 70, Retired
Robert D. Ohlson, 67, Retired
Robert D. Ohlson, 67, Retired
Paul Allen Rodliff, 66
Paul Allen Rodliff, 66

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.