02/26/14: South Florida Teacher Arrested on Child Sex Charges
A former Florida teacher and coach was arrested for procuring children to engage in sex acts for money. James Ross, 63, allegedly was acting, or attempting to act, as a pimp for underage persons engaging in prostitution. Ross engaged in conversations with an undercover detective who was posing as a 16 year old and arranged to find her clients to have sex with her. Ross was also speaking with another undercover detective posing as a person interested in paying money to have sex with underage girls. Ross brokered an agreement for the two undercover detectives, who he allegedly believed to be an underage prostiture and a john, to meet for sex. Upon arriving at the location to be paid money for the arrangement Ross was arrested by police.
Arrests for sexual activity with a child are on the rise in Fort Myers, Naples and Port Charlotte. Depending upon the specific facts of the case there are generally many valid defenses to charges of possession of child pornography, solicitation of a minor, travelling to meet a minor and sexual abuse of a minor. If you have been arrested in Fort Myers, Naples, or Port Charlotte contact a criminal defense lawyer from Viacava & Cantor for a free consultation today at (239) 672-8934.