Honeymooner Busted in Prostitution Sting

Mohammed Ahmed charged with prostitution and possession of marijuana

Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Updated 3:22 PM CDT
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Honeymooner Busted in Prostitution Sting

Mohammed Ahmed

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An Illinois man on his wedding honeymoon in Florida was arrested last week and charged with soliciting an undercover cop posing as a prostitute.

Mohammed Ahmed, 21, allegedly answered an online ad and was arrested when he showed up for his rendezvous, authorities said.

Ahmed was also charged with possession of marijuana.

When the 21-year-old did not return to the hotel, his wife reported him missing, the sheriff's office said. His wife was later notified that he had been arrested and charged, NBC affiliate WTVJ reported.

Others arrested included 12 "pimps" who brought prostitutes to the undercover location, a youth minister, 39 prostitutes, 39 people who were willing to pay for sex from prostitutes and two others who went with suspects to the undercover location and were arrested on other charges, the sheriff’s office said.

The four-day undercover investigation targeted prostitution websites on which men and women advertising prostitution or soliciting prostitution, the sheriff’s office said.

The investigation took place from May 8 through May 11. Among the charges filed are aiding and abetting prostitution, deriving proceeds from prostitution, possession of illegal drugs and resisting an arrest.

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