HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three men for Human Trafficking after a week-long undercover operation.
On September 12, 2022, Human Trafficking Squad detectives began an undercover operation within parts of Hillsborough County.
Their goal was to identify individuals that exploit children for commercial sexual acts.
On September 13, 2022, Jay Saxe, 33, was arrested when he arrived at a trailer to meet and pay for sex with who he believed was a 14-year-old girl. Saxe is the owner of a Kona Ice in Lakeland.
In a statement on Friday, Kona Ice Corporation said, “We are deeply concerned by the charges that were brought against this individual. Upon learning of the matter, we immediately terminated his franchise agreement. As a result, he is no longer affiliated with or operating as Kona Ice. We have addressed this situation swiftly, treating it with the seriousness it deserves. Kona Ice equipment or business activities were in no way involved in these allegations.”
Brian Streeter, 50, was arrested on September 15, 2022, after he arranged to meet with who he believed was a 14-year-old female to have sexual intercourse for $60.
Streeter is a Lieutenant with the Pinellas Park Fire Department.
On the same day, September 15, 2022, Martial Boutchueng Djidjou, 44, a cancer researcher at Moffit Cancer Center was arrested after he traveled to meet with who he believed was a minor and wanted to pay for sex with the minor.
“While these men may be trying to hide their disgusting live choices in the shadows of our community, our detectives are the beacon of light,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Our detectives will continue to track down anyone participating in this vile behavior and make sure they are held accountable.”