St. Petersburg, Florida-- Three people were recently arrested for their roles in running an underage prostitution ring right out of Pinellas County. Now, nearly two weeks later, deputies say they've arrested a fourth person for participating.
10 News told you about the arrests last Monday after a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office report detailed the initial bust.
It began when an arrest warrant out of Georgia for 28-year-old Stacy Jo Bumgarner lead deputies to a St. Pete hotel. Upon arriving, they soon realized she and her male accomplices, Donell Octavis Jenkins, 21, and Antron Laquay Smith, 30,were running the operation out of two rooms there.
The trio was arrested ona host of charges, including procuring a minor for prostitution, deriving support from the proceeds of prostitution and renting space to be used for lewdness, assignation or prostitution.
As of Wednesday evening, Pinellas County deputies say they've also arrested 19-year-old Ashley Rose Clark in relation to the prostitution op.
Detailed interviews revealed one of the two teen victims found with the trio last week was reportedly staying with Clark beforehand as she ran a similar operation.
Reports say over a two-week period, Clark also posted advertisements on backpage.com, and then she and the minor both engaged in prostitution out of a local LaQuinta Inn and Gateway motel.
Clark paid for the rooms and set up the ads, and the victim reportedly paid Clark after each sexual encounter with a client. On Wednesday, she admitted to assisting the victim with prostitution, and to receiving money from the acts.
Deputies arrested her on charges of procuring a minor for prostitution and deriving support from proceeds of prostitution.