A nationwide FBI-led sweep which was a part of an undercover sweep called “Operation Cross Country” which is aimed at finding child prostitutes. Operations in 16 cities resulted in the recovery of 21 children.

This sweep uncovered a little more than what they were looking for though Sunday morning within walking distance of the police station, an illicit Miami party wagon. Although they didn’t find any children there they did find an alleged brothel on wheels. The Miami Herald reports that it was driven by a 41 year old man with a tattoo on his back saying “trust no man”

Authorities arrested Christine Morteh, 29, of Miramar and the driver and the money holder, Clyde Scott, 41, along with four other people. They all are facing charges of offering to commit or engage in prostitution, directing another to a place of prostitution and deriving support from prostitution.

Sunday morning Miami Beach undercover detectives paid $40 to enter the stretch limousine bus. Once they got inside they found the women who offered a range of sex acts from lap dances to sex, for money.

Scott was released on an $11,500 bond Tuesday.  Morteh was released on a $7000 bail. It is not known if either have attorneys yet.

FBI spokeswoman, Judy Orihuela said during this sweep 78 people in Miami have been arrested and two in Tampa. She said there were no child prostitutes found in the limousine though.

Jan Barrett

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