Three Florida college students have been arrested as part of an undercover prostitution sting at a Miami hotel.
According to WTVJ, 19-year-old Samara Pamela Charlotin, 23-year-old Acacia Jerico Friedman and 21-year-old Maury Noun have been arrested on a number of prostitution charges.
Police arrest records show that Noun is accused of pimping Charlotin and Friedman to an undercover detective.
According to the New York Daily News, an undercover detective offered to pay Noun $10,000 to have sex with Charlotin and Friedman. Noun agreed and made arrangements for the three to meet at a hotel in Coral Gables. Noun reportedly told the detective that he would have to pay extra for unprotected sex.
Officers waited for the two women at the Colonnade Hotel in Coral Gables, where they were arrested upon their arrival. Noun was arrested in a separate location.
As WTVJ reports, Noun has been charged with deriving support from prostitution, aiding or abetting prostitution, and directing another to prostitution. He was released from jail on bond.
Charlotin has been charged with engaging in prostitution, cannabis possession and possession of oxycodone. She was released on bail after appearing in court.
Friedman, who was also released from jail, was charged with engaging in prostitution.
According to Friedman's Facebook page, she interned for Congressman Joe Garcia while studying at the University of Miami.
Noun's Facebook profile features a photo of himself shirtless and smoking a cigarette while riding a scooter, with the caption: "Currently enrolled in the prestigious University of Miami."
During her appearance in court, Charlotin told Judge Mindy Glazer that she is majoring in biology and minoring in criminal justice at Florida International University.
"You're a smart girl, if you want to live to see age 20, you need to find a new line of employment," the judge told Charlotin. "A very risky thing you were doing, for somebody with a lot of potential such as yourself."
One commentor on WTVJ's story about the crimes argued that the coverage was unfair to the accused:
Florida, where there are huge billboards advertising topless women serving meals, totally naked women at strip clubs doing lap dances, followed by a massive "Jesus is Lord" signs. The hypocrisy is jaw dropping.
Nice job of piling on and helping to totally destroy their lives over a dumb mistake ... I'm sure you all never did anything stupid in your lives ...
We are all prostitutes whether we like to admit it, or not. Get a life and let the criminal justice system handle this.