Florida newlywed, 34, is arrested for trying to solicit a prostitute on his HONEYMOON as wife slept: ‘Is it too late to get the gifts back?’ Sheriff jokes
- Paul Turovsky, a 34-year-old businessman, was married on July 15 and spent his honeymoon in Tampa, Florida
- While his new bride was asleep, he was looking for sex online, and arranged to meet a prostitute at the Hyatt hotel in Tampa
- On arrival at the hotel he was arrested by an undercover detective, who had posed as a prostitute as part of a human trafficking sting
- Turovsky was one of 176 men arrested in the sting: police also located two missing Massachusetts teenagers who they believe were trafficked to Florida
Paul Turovsky, 34, was arrested as part of a sex trafficking sting after he solicited a prostitute on his honeymoon – unaware that it was a detective
A Florida man was arrested on his honeymoon after he answered an advert for a prostitute – only to arrive at the hotel and find a detective awaiting him instead.
Paul Turovsky, a 34-year-old businessman who local media said was based in Fort Myers, was in Tampa on his honeymoon after his July 15 wedding.
His new bride fell asleep, and so Turovsky went online to search for a prostitute.
Unaware to him, Hillsborough County sheriffs were conducting a sting operation to clamp down on human trafficking, sex with minors and prostitution.
When he arrived at the Hyatt hotel at 2900 Bayport Drive in Tampa, he was put in handcuffs.
Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County sheriff, said: ‘The only question here was, as a wedding guest was it too late to get the gifts that they gave returned back to them?’
It is unclear whether he remains married.
Turovsky was one of 176 men arrested in the sting.
Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County sheriff, is seen announcing the arrests
Hillsborough County sheriffs arrested 176 men in the sting operation
Detectives also found two missing teenagers aged 16 and 17 who had traveled from Massachusetts to Tampa with two of the suspects.
One was found with an adult, sleeping in a vehicle at a grocery store, and the other was found at a hotel with one of the alleged traffickers, Chronister said.
‘We believe these two individuals, these two men are responsible for trafficking many more women,’ Chronister said.
‘I’m not able to say more without jeopardizing the investigation.’
The girls were taken into protective custody and will be reunited with their parents.