• 29 arrested in Polk County prostitution sting


    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators say 29 arrests were made during a prostitution sting in Polk County.

    Undercover detectives conducted the bust on Friday in the Winter Haven area.

    Among those arrested was 75-year-old Joseph Creazzo, a Department of Agriculture employee. Officials say Creazzo was on duty and in his department issued vehicle when he was arrested.

    Also arrested was 50-year-old Walter Schmitz who is an engineer for NASA and worked on the shuttle program.

    Sheriff Grady Judd says the county "will not tolerate prostitution."

    The 29 suspects were booked in to the Polk County jail.

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