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LCSO uncovers "Sweet Single Moms" sting

July 16, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

On Thursday, July 12, 2012, members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit conducted an undercover prostitution operation at 11619 Forest Mere Drive, Bonita Springs. The operation was conducted in response to several ads on the internet site Backpage.com offering body rubs and massages by "sweet single moms."

Upon further investigation it was found the ads were linked by a telephone number which was associated with a business operating out of 11619 Forest Mere Drive under the name of "The Concierge Couple." The company website offered various services ranging from home cleaning to "four-handed massages" which is common street terminology for a two-girl session. The Backpage.com ads were listed as a must read for "Hobbyists" which is street terminology for men who frequently have sex with prostitutes usually found online.

Due to these facts phone calls and text messages were placed to the number listed. A man who identified himself as "Tim" answered stating he was out of town but that he could set up a two-girl session for later in the afternoon for $250. "Tim" advised the undercover detective he would be very pleased with the "finish" and the two girls would be available. "Tim" then sent a photo of one of the girls partially nude and a video of the other naked in a swimming pool.

At the time agreed, the undercover detective went to the address and was greeted at the door by a female later identified as Laura Gordon (DOB 10/22/77). Once inside, the detective observed a second female sitting in the lanai area who was later identified as Kayla Lowndes (DOB 07/11/90). Gordon asked the detective to go to the bathroom to freshen up, then undress and lay down on the massage table. The detective did as requested at which time Gordon and Lowndes entered the room topless and only wearing panties. The detective had a conversation relating to sex acts that would be performed. Both Gordon and Lowndes placed body lotion on the detective and began giving him a massage. It was during this time probable cause was developed for the arrest of both females.

A ledger listing names, dollar amounts and appointments was recovered by detectives and placed into evidence.

Both of the females were arrested and charged as follows:

Kayla Lowndes (DOB: 07/11/1990) 1619 Red Cedar Drive #9, Fort Myers

Solicitation of prostitution

Practicing without a license

Laura Gordon (DOB: 10/22/1977) 1534 Medford Place, Lehigh Acres

Solicitation of prostitution

Practicing without a license

Inmate photos and additional information is available by visiting the Sheriff's Office website at www.sheriffleefl.org and clicking on the Arrest Search button on the home page.

 
 

 

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