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Florida man in French maid costume arrested in prostitution sting

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Ben Hooper
David Marsh was one of 95 people arrested in the Polk County Sheriff's Office's Operation Naughty Not Nice prostitution sting. WFTV video screenshot
David Marsh was one of 95 people arrested in the Polk County Sheriff's Office's Operation Naughty Not Nice prostitution sting. WFTV video screenshot

LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A Florida man dressed in a French maid costume and a dog collar was one of 95 people arrested in a prostitution sting, police said.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said an investigation dubbed Operation Naughty Not Nice resulted in the arrests of 95 people between the ages of 15 and 68 during the week-long sting.

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Investigators said the suspects were lured to a hotel by undercover officers posing as prostitutes and potential customers.

The arrest report said one of the suspects, David Marsh, arrived at the hotel on a bicycle and was wearing a French maid costume, a dog collar and a chastity belt. He was seeking a prostitute to dominate him, investigators said.

"He rode a bike clear across Lakeland wearing his French maid outfit with his dog collar around his neck," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news conference.

The sheriff's office said other suspects arrested in the sting include a Lakeland High School teacher, two sets of twins and a mother who left her two-year-old child in the car with her significant other when she came into the hotel.

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Judd said one of the suspects, Maurice Laws, was previously arrested in a similar operation at the same hotel last year.

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