LABELLE, FL. -- A prostitution operation was raided March 20 according to
the Hendry Sheriff's Office. Using an undercover operative the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division infiltrated a House
of Prostitution located at 879 West Cowboy Way Lot #9 in LaBelle and
arrested 2 people in connection with its operation. According to a report
by Sheriff Ronnie Lee, Manuel Huerta age 35 of 879 West Cowboy Way Lot #9
in LaBelle was charged with; Receiving Monies of Prostitution Taking Place
in his Presence and
Prostitution, Fabiola Santiago Perez age 34 of 879 West Cowboy Way Lot
#9 was charged with Prostitution. Huerta and Santiago were both booked
into the Hendry County Jail.
Sources tell the Sunday Morning News that prostitution is fairly common in
Hendry and Glades county especially where women are brought into the area
to service the migrant worker's housing areas.