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12-125 Pinellas County Detectives Arrest Palm Harbor Man For Procuring Juvenile Females For Prostitution

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Crimes Against Children Unit

Arrested:
James Garrett Perdue – 6/24/50

Charges:
-Procuring Person Under 18 For Prostitution
-Possession of Methamphetamine
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

What:  Detectives have arrested a Palm Harbor man for procuring juvenile females for prostitution.

Where:  Perdue’s residence:
665 9th St Apt B
Palm Harbor, FL

When:  The alleged incidents occurred from January 2012 to present

How/Why:

Pinellas County Detectives have arrested a Palm Harbor man for procuring juvenile females for prostitution.

James Garrett Perdue was arrested yesterday (5/23/12) for the following charges:

-Procuring Person Under 18 For Prostitution – Felony – Bond $10,000
-Possession of Methamphetamine – Felony – Bond $2,000
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor – Bond $150.00

Earlier this month, Crimes Against Children Detectives began receiving complaints that Perdue was harboring runaways and providing them with alcohol and drugs.

Through their investigation, detectives developed information that Perdue was assisting juveniles engaged in prostitution.

On 5/23/12, detectives served a search warrant at Perdue’s residence and found evidence linking him to the above charges.

He was subsequently arrested.

Detectives believe there may be other victims.  If anyone has further information, they are asked to call the Pinellas County Crimes Against Children Unit at 582-6200.  Or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

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