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‘Sinful Six’ Arrested, 5 Women Rescued in Human Trafficking Sting

June 23, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, FLA – A 3-month investigation led to the Hillsborough County detectives arresting six people in a human trafficking operation. The sheriff called the suspects, “The Sinful Six.”

During the press conference on Tuesday, Sheriff Chad Chronister said, “After making covert contact with the female, she told detectives about other women like her who were being trafficked by a group of men, who would post their photos online for sex. These men were not only forcing their victims to have sex, they would also trade them with other traffickers within their organization to maximize their profits.”

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Photo: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Detectives unveiled that 43-year-old Bradford Pugh was the ringleader along with the five other suspects who are facing human trafficking and other organized crime charges.

  • 43-year-old Bradford Pugh
  • 39-year-old Scott Collins
  • 46-year-old Jeryme Hunter
  • 40-year-old Michael Johnson Lee
  • 40-year-old David Marty
  • 27-year-old Jeremy Montalvo.

Chronister said five victims were rescued from the ring and they are actively searching for three other victims. No ages were disclosed.

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