Giorgio Baker of Davie, Florida was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of coercing a 16-year-old girl into prostitution, news sources report. Baker, 27, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of procuring a minor for prostitution, direct promotion of sexual performance of a child, recruiting or harboring transportation for prostitution, and rent for prostitution. A judge ordered that Baker be held without bail. Reports did not specify whether Baker has hired a lawyer.
Reports say Baker came under police radar when he committed an unspecified traffic violation in Plantation on Wednesday. An officer pulled him over, and as the officer approached Baker's car, he noticed a girl sitting in the passenger's seat. A county judge later said the girl was garbed in a "tight negligee" despite the cold weather and was wearing "excessive makeup."
The officer asked the girl's age and she reportedly said she was 18. However, the officer somehow discovered that the girl's actual age was 16. The officer also learned that the girl "was acting as a prostitute and giving [Baker] the money [she earned]," the county judge said. The officer cited Baker for driving on a suspended license and not wearing his seatbelt and took him into custody.
It is unclear where the girl's parents or guardians are, and it is not know whether someone came forward to claim her following Baker's arrest. It is also unclear how the teen met Baker and how long she has been working as prostitute. Baker does not appear to have made a statement regarding the allegations.
In other news, Miguel Cabezola of Lake Worth was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly called 911 even though officers were already at his home, reports say. Cabezola, 45, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of calling 911 for non-emergencies. It is unclear whether he qualified for bail. It is also not yet known whether he has hired legal representation.
According to reports, Cabezola shared his home on 12th Avenue South with his friend Kenneth Garner. Around 12:00 Wednesday morning, Cabezola called police and asked for help removing Garner at his home. It is not known what led to the eviction.