New details released on alleged Orange County brothel



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - New documents are revealing who else was on an alleged brothel's client list that forced an Osceola County state representative to give up his run for re-election.

Channel 9's Kathi Belich found out prominent lawyers, doctors, an amateur boxer and a professional golfer are also on this list, along with Maitland's Vice Mayor Phil Bonus and Rep. Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee.

Those documents show Horner had been a client of the East Orange County brothel since at least 2009, and there are more details about his sexual encounters with prostitutes.

The new records show Horner, who is married with a young son, used the email address The same cellphone number he gave to WFTV earlier this year was also on the list.

The prostitute Horner was allegedly with was named Jenny, and the records show Horner had a full hour session on Jan. 10, 2009. Records indicate Horner then had two 30-minute sessions on Oct. 26, 2009 and Dec. 15, 2009.

WFTV spoke with Bonus and his wife Tuesday night.  (Raw Video: Watch interview with Bonus' wife)

According to records kept by alleged pimp Mark Risner, Bonus visited four times from January 2010 to July of that year. At the same time that he was an acting council member, he had two threesomes, and his job with the city was even noted, according to documents.

Bonus' wife of 30 years told WFTV he's the one who came forward about his infidelities.

"I did pack all of his things. He did move out for six months but we worked through it," she said.

"His family forgave him. I forgave him. He forgave himself and you know he just had issues," said Bonus' wife Sandy Bonus.

But Bonus failed to tell at least one of his co-workers about his illegal acts.

Council Member Ivan Valdes told WFTV, "I'm not aware of these incidents and cannot speculate about what action should or should not be taken."

It's unclear whether Bonus also told the city about another illegal act he's accused of. As WFTV was researching the story, we discovered Bonus was arrested for driving drunk in Hillsborough County last December and has a pending court case.

As far as his trips to the brothel, Bonus talked to WFTV over the phone as he read our story online, and said he'd "prefer not to admit to an illegal act." He calls paying for sex a "personal failure."

"He does a lot of good things, but he made some bad choices," said Sandy Bonus.

Bonus also told WFTV he doesn't want his personal failure to overshadow the positive things he's done in the community.

As far as that DUI arrest, the vice mayor is scheduled to be in court in 10 days.

WFTV also found email addresses for two more local lawyers, including John Dimasi, who has a real estate law firm in Orlando.

There were also pages of clients who were "blacklisted" for one reason or another.

Investigators said Risner was very careful to screen clients to avoid getting caught.

Investigators said Risner, a retired sailor, used a flagpole as a landmark for clients.

According to investigators, Risner had a sex room at the house in which he had a hidden camera that he said he used to monitor the girls.

Records show the he recorded all sex acts and even streamed them on the Internet.

In the end, investigators said it was an anonymous tip from a neighbor that brought Risner's operation down. He is scheduled for an arraignment on prostitution and racketeering charges next Wednesday.

Risner's lawyer is already asking for a jury trial and said Risner does not want to show up in court to face the judge when he enters his plea to those charges.

Investigators have told WFTV they don't plan to go after the 'johns' on Risner's list.