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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:22 PM

Florida human trafficking: Billionaire equity firm owner John Childs wanted on prostitution charge

Source: TCPalm.com

Billionaire equity firm owner John Childs is one of several men accused of soliciting prostitution in connection with a Florida spa tied to an international human trafficking ring, police said Thursday.

Childs, who lives seasonally in Indian River Shores, is wanted on a solicitation of prostitution charge, according to a warrant for his arrest. He has not been arrested.

Childs owns J.W. Childs Associates, a private equity firm based in Massachusetts.

He's a prominent donor to several Republican politicians and groups, including former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Club for Growth and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Read more: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/crime/indian-river-county/2019/02/22/billionaire-john-childs-charged-florida-human-trafficking-prostitution-ring/2953948002/



Another prominent Republican donor.

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Reply Florida human trafficking: Billionaire equity firm owner John Childs wanted on prostitution charge (Original post)
Zorro Feb 2019 OP
fierywoman Feb 2019 #1
47of74 Feb 2019 #20
fierywoman Feb 2019 #47
Scurrilous Feb 2019 #2
MLAA Feb 2019 #3
yaesu Feb 2019 #10
MLAA Feb 2019 #46
hughee99 Feb 2019 #43
dhill926 Feb 2019 #4
PatSeg Feb 2019 #8
Fuzzpope Feb 2019 #16
ck4829 Feb 2019 #25
Zoonart Feb 2019 #30
Fuzzpope Feb 2019 #32
PatSeg Feb 2019 #35
PatSeg Feb 2019 #34
fascisthunter Feb 2019 #36
PatSeg Feb 2019 #37
fascisthunter Feb 2019 #42
PatSeg Feb 2019 #48
Power 2 the People Feb 2019 #40
keithbvadu2 Feb 2019 #5
More_Cowbell Feb 2019 #14
BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #17
safeinOhio Feb 2019 #21
Fuzzpope Feb 2019 #33
ck4829 Feb 2019 #24
gldstwmn Feb 2019 #38
RandySF Feb 2019 #6
Zorro Feb 2019 #9
LiberalFighter Feb 2019 #11
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2019 #7
NotHardly Feb 2019 #12
rocktivity Feb 2019 #13
MooDrew Feb 2019 #15
NotHardly Feb 2019 #18
Calista241 Feb 2019 #19
ck4829 Feb 2019 #23
gldstwmn Feb 2019 #39
ck4829 Feb 2019 #22
riverwalker Feb 2019 #26
ck4829 Feb 2019 #50
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2019 #27
gldstwmn Feb 2019 #41
Achilleaze Feb 2019 #28
OnDoutside Feb 2019 #29
UpInArms Feb 2019 #31
truthisfreedom Feb 2019 #44
workinclasszero Feb 2019 #45
ck4829 Feb 2019 #49
watoos Feb 2019 #51
Sancho Feb 2019 #52

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:31 PM

1. Today's overdose of Schadenfreude!

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:53 AM

20. Ain't no such animal

 

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:42 PM

47. Indeed!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:31 PM

2. Party of Family Values!!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:00 PM

3. I have no problem with consensual prostitution, but as I understand it

some (all?) of the women were sex slaves/coerced. So these repugnant MFs were participating in and supporting human trafficking. Lock their asses up. All of them. The owners of the spas and the Johns.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 12:08 AM

10. yep, its trafficking & this is probably just the tip of the iceburg

but, the punishment that these "johns" face amounts to just a slap on the wrist & we all know that the rich get special treatment in this country when it comes to justice. They only face a few months but have no doubt they will only be fined, if that.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 02:44 PM

46. Here's hoping that because of notoriety of Kraft and recent Epstein news

penalties will be heavier than usual.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:04 PM

43. I wonder if they have a sign on the door that says "All our workers are working against their will"

So that they johns know what they're getting.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:15 PM

4. Fuck is with these guys...

billionaires? Jesus christ...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:31 PM

8. Seriously

They are billionaires and they could buy pretty much anything they wanted and they spend their money having sex with slaves?

Perhaps that is the problem though, they can have anything they want and nothing really satisfies them anymore. There is just never enough with these people.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:22 AM

16. Bingo.

 

The normal shit becomes routine, they find the earth boring, and languishing for something new, they turn to the Great Taboos for distraction at first, and then appetite as they steadily become more craven, more cruel.

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:38 AM

25. +1. Let's not let that become public policy

This sting could very well be a shadow of things to come in an oligarchy.

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:41 AM

30. They are caught in the "Kink Spiral".

They are searching for the ultimate thrill and every experience drives them deeper into the spiral.

OTOH... one has to wonder...what are the odds that two prominent BILLIONAIRES are frequenting the same tacky strip mall massage parlor? What is really going on there.?

SInce the right does nothing but psychologically project...perhaps this is the "Pizza Parlor".

Just spit-balling.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:22 AM

32. Pizza parlor

 

You may be much closer to the truth than you actually intended to draw upon.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 09:01 AM

35. Good point

The right tends to project and in the process, they assume everyone is corrupt or lying or deviant just like them. It is quite likely that their attacks on Democrats are actually confessions.

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:56 AM

34. Yes and then those taboos become boring

We see such escalation in serial rapists and murderers. Always looking to recreate that thrill, but as it evades them, they have to go bigger and more forbidden and somehow cruelty is often involved.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 10:07 AM

36. Greed is like a disease

 

addicts who can never get enough.

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #36)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 11:44 AM

37. Oh yes

I've said the same thing numerous times. It is definitely a psychological disorder and unfortunately it is destructive to more than just the one who is afflicted. If the person is allowed to attain positions of great power, a nation or the entire planet can be in jeopardy.

Should have been addressed and treated when they were young, but once they become rich adults, they won't listen to anyone and we have to use the legal system to counteract their dangerous behavior.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #37)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:01 PM

42. And Our Culture Promotes Greed and Materialism

 

while rewarding those who fit this psychological description.

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 10:06 PM

48. This is so true

People are encouraged to be highly competitive and their worth as a person is measured by financial and material success. I remember when the phrase "Nice guys finish last" became popular and we laughed as if it was a joke, but it was becoming a motto that many people lived by. "Do unto others" was quaint and outdated, "The one who dies with the most toys, wins" was more fitting for the materialistic age.

I started to notice that the only higher education that seemed to matter was business oriented, unless you wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer. In the book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", the poor dad was a teacher who actually loved what he was doing, but his son (the author) so him as a failure because he wasn't rich. So to many people success is only about money.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 12:14 PM

40. +1000

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:16 PM

5. These guys are super friggin' rich; yet they go cheap at a massage parlor/spa?

These guys are super friggin' rich; yet they go cheap at a massage parlor/spa?

They can't afford room service and privacy?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:09 AM

14. Either they're really cheap (how they got rich) or they enjoy power over helpless women

I can't see any other choice. It can't be for comfort or convenience or looking at it as a business transaction. There has to be something about these women -- perhaps they're underage, or it's the language barrier, but I believe that these people deliberately sought out this kind of place.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:25 AM

17. Maybe they like the seedy side of it all.

That is probably what turns them on, or at least is a factor.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:27 AM

21. Looking at the report, most of the women

were in their 40s and 50s.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:46 AM

33. It's not the women

 

Although exerting control is a strong factor.

It is the risk of ruin, in some maybe even the desire for it.

It's also a perversion, a thrill to stand among those that love and respect them, and have this foul secret held back from them all as one stands in their midst, at the foot of their children's beds, lying beside a spouse.

"If they only knew the things that I've done, what I've seen. They have no idea who the real Me is, nobody does, this is my secret and I draw strength from its evil weight."

This thing has always been with us as we grew into civilization, it grew in darkness, an inverted mirror of our collected good, in spite of it, maybe even because of it

This sickness in our elites traces it's origins all the way back to Rome, and further into our past. In the embrace of power, the fertility and potential of every man to spoil, become a corruption of themselves, exists in each and all.

The choice to yield to it or not is the war within each. It's telling that so few among the one percent champion the world that they wrestled so much wealth from, that so few give back in meaningful ways.

All of us know the truth here. Some may seek to deny it, yet these things are what they are.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:37 AM

24. What can you expect? These guys hoard money, they are surrounded by 'enemies'

They're not rational thinkers.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 12:07 PM

38. They weren't likely to be recognized

because the women were being held captive and spoke little to no English. In their minds it may have been the most discreet. It kind of seems like the fast food of prostitution.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:24 PM

6. I guess they paid with credit cards

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Response to RandySF (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:52 PM

9. Gotta get those points!

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Response to Zorro (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 12:20 AM

11. They probably get extra points.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:25 PM

7. What an amazing co-incidence that Republican money guys are getting busted.


My my my........

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 12:46 AM

12. Hey... rich people are not like us (

ďLet me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different. Ē F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:05 AM

13. Not to be confused with billionaire NFL New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft,

caught in the same international human trafficking ring:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142272421

rockivity

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:09 AM

15. His best defense is that he and Kraft were larping...

 

their favorite scene from Full Metal Jacket.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:35 AM

18. Equity Firm....double entendre at this point .. amiright?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:40 AM

19. How can two billionaires end up in the same shithole whorehouse?

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I saw an estimate that those girls and women were seeing 1500+ clients (rapist douchebags) a year. And they werenít allowed to keep clean.

I mean, there are 5 star restaurants that havenít had a single billionaire visit, and some dump whorehouse in Jupiter, Florida has two visit during the same sting by police?

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:35 AM

23. That's got to be some freaky... 'coincidence'

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 12:10 PM

39. They both have homes in

Palm Beach close by. I do wonder how they found out about it though. Word of mouth?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:33 AM

22. K&R

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:54 AM

26. He's a big deal in GOP circles

Gave $4 million to GOP in 2016. The third multi billionaire to have a warrant in this case. There are 200 warrants, will be more. These guys could have any high end professional call girl they want, for sex. Yet they went to this sleazy strip mall to rape imprisoned, abused sex slaves. It wasnít about sex, itís power, domination, degradation.

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 07:10 AM

50. Good to know

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:54 AM

27. Plus John Havens, the former president and COO of Citigroup

John Havens, Citigroup Inc.ís former president and chief operating officer, and John Childs, a buyout-firm pioneer, also were ensnared in prostitution charges Friday.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-22/patriots-owner-robert-kraft-reportedly-solicited-prostitution

Plus:

Indian River County benefactor Ken Wessel arrested as part of Florida human trafficking sting

The president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County and the John's Island Foundation is one of 173 people arrested or wanted in Indian River County on prostitution charges connected to a human trafficking sting.

Kenneth Wessel, 75, of Indian River Shores, was charged with soliciting prostitution. He was arrested Wednesday and has since been released on $1,000 bail.
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Wessel is a longtime benefactor of Indian River County charities and agencies, according to a review of TCPalm stories from the past five years.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County provide after-school and summer activities for children in Indian River County, while the John's Island Foundation provides grants to nonprofit agencies in Indian River County.

https://eu.tcpalm.com/story/news/crime/indian-river-county/2019/02/22/indian-river-ken-wessel-arrested-florida-human-trafficking-sting/2955623002/

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 12:16 PM

41. He went to a different spa

than the other two and paid cash. He looks supremely pissed off in his mug shot.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:58 AM

28. republican family values suck cesspool scum

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:07 AM

29. +1000 That should be a thread title !

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:06 AM

31. Bottom line for me

Is that Republican men believe they are superior to women and can control women in all ways ... they look at the female gender as chattel...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 01:32 PM

44. Uhh, excuse me, your family values are showing.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 02:42 PM

45. Gee how did Q miss this prostitution ring of billionaire GOP pervs????

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #45)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 07:10 AM

49. Haha, that's a good question

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 07:28 AM

51. I hopw the cops who did the sting,

 

don't get in trouble. Especially if they knew they were arresting billionaires. (sarcasm)

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 07:39 AM

52. The entire culture is to take advantage of immigrants, and create legal slavery...

...the massage parlors, workers at the golf course, construction labor, etc., etc.

That is the MF45 method - he didn't invent it, but it is operating full-speed in Florida. The Art of the Deal is to keep people in bondage!

Why do the Saudi's and Russians love Florida so much that they buy condos and fly there every change they get? It's not just Disney World!

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