4 woman arrested in Fort Pierce online prostitution sting.
Phaedra Pierce, of Lake Worth, Jeanette Carrero Rivera, of Miami, Tanesha Chilton, of Fort Pierce, and Angela Austin-Knight, of Vero Beach, are charged with prostitution.
Human Trafficking is on the rise in Florida. The Florida Department of Children and Families counted nearly 1,900 reports of human trafficking statewide in 2016, a 54 percent increase from the previous year.
Then, the officers arranged to meet the women between Oct. 19 and 22 at undisclosed locations and agreed to a price for sexual activities.
Each of the arrests are unrelated cases, records show.
The four women were taken to the St. Lucie County Jail. They were released on bond.