OSCEOLA COUNTY, Florida - On November 15, 2012, Osceola County Sheriff's deputies with the Tourist Policing Unit (TPU) responded to an online advertisement which resulted in the arrest of 25-year-old Eric Raymundo Rodriguez of Naples, Florida for Procuring Person Under 18 for Prostitution, Selling Minor Into Sex Trafficking and Prostitution-To Aid or Abet.
18-year-old Cassidy Michaela Hines of Altamonte Springs, Florida was charged with Buy/Sell Minor for Prostitution, Procuring Person Under Age of 18 for Prostitution, Transport for Purpose of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking.
The 14-year-old girl was charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.
TPU detectives responded to an online advertisement and made contact with the 14-year-old girl. The investigation revealed Cassidy Hines and Eric Rodriguez were allegedly placing advertisements online and arranging for the underage girl to meet with men in Central Florida hotels.
Based on the information, Rodriguez and Hines were arrested on various prostitution charges and booked into the Osceola County Jail. The 14-year-old was booked into the Orange County Detention Center for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.