Authorities in Florida conducted a massive human trafficking sting that netted 125 arrests. Among those who were taken into custody during the 20-day operation, named “Operation Round-Up,” were a teacher and a pastor.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said that Joel Velasco was a teacher at an unidentified school in the county. He is accused of offering to pay $60 for sex to an undercover detective.
Hillsborough County Schools issued a statement following news of his arrest.
“He was never in front of students this year as this arrest occurred prior to the start of the school year. He resigned and is not a teacher in our district,” the district said in a statement. “We are shocked and deeply troubled by the allegations.”
Chronister also identified one of the suspects as Samuel Philips Jr., who is a pastor at Be Limitless Church in Riverview, Florida. He is accused of responding to a false ad on an escort website and offering to pay an undercover police officer for sex.
Both men were charged with soliciting another to commit prostitution.
Authorities said that the human trafficking sting also resulted in the rescue of four women and one teenager. Chronister said that the department will continue to conduct operations to stop human trafficking.
“To still see these types of numbers, to still see the number of women we are rescuing, I knew we had to have a full-time squad,” he said. “We will continue this until we eradicate human trafficking in Hillsborough County.”
Original Article: https://www.iheart.com/content/2021-10-18-teacher-pastor-among-125-arrested-in-human-trafficking-sting-in-florida/
I’m sure the cartels are sending I’m more replacements for the ones rescued
AS LONG AS EVIL IS ALLOWED TO RUN OUR LIVES AND GOD IS IGNORED, HUMAN TRAFFICKING WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN WILL CONTINUE TO BE ABUSED AND GOD WILL BE SHOVED IN THE CORNER.
America is at a crossroads where evil is everywhere we look, even in our churches and schools. Why anyone listened to that idiot atheist woman who demanded Prayer be removed from our schools (and people listened to her evil constructed words and removed it), they deserve to be thrown down and stomped on! Not only did that clueless woman not know what she has done, but many people who have shoved God in the corner, refuse to see what their actions have caused…the death of moral, compassionate lives and a belief in someone or something much bigger than they, who wants his lost sheep to return to the flock for His protection and love.
But evil has control of their souls, their actions, and their lives in Human Trafficking…and it is winning until it comes upon someone so strong and undetered in their beliefs that evil is squashed, stomped, and incinerated…giving God a chance to flourish, guide, and protect His children.
The above article is as old as time because evil has been around since the beginning of time. What you do to defeat it will depend on how strong your belief in God is! Humans will be human, NOT Gods, easily convinced to do evil by the horned one; but, God is a forgiving God and those that ask for forgiveness and truly turn their lives around to help others find the Shepherd, will be Forgiven. Know that evil will say the opposite because it wants total control of your Soul/life. IT WILL TEMPT YOU and once you give in, it holds your Soul until YOU DESTROY EVIL ITSELF!
YOU CAN DEFEAT EVIL BY TRULY KNOWING GOD AND HIS LOVE FOR HIS CHILDREN! Don’t be afraid to expose any Human Trafficking rings you are aware of. Don’t be shy! Contact the Authorities and start those traffickers on a new route to become better people…or not. In the long run, it is up to each Soul what path they take, we just need to stop them from hurting innocent women and children!! Who knows, they may even find God in the prison system. Don’t laugh, it happened to someone we knew and changed his life forever!
God is in charge!!! He was, is and ALWAYS will be. satan knows his days are numbered, and that Jesus is coming back! Coming back to get His Saints out of this giant toilet, and destroy evil! (demos, get ready!) This is totally biblical! Read Revelation.( not you Ernie, you already know the end of the story:) It is getting SOOOO close!! And I can’t tell anyone who doesn’t know, hell is waiting for the ones who sold their souls, for POWER, MONEY and CONTROL! BRACE YOURSELVES DEMOS!!!!!!
DEFUND AND GET RID OF THE POLICE?THESE LEFTIES WOULD DO IT IN A HEART BEAT AND NOT GKVE 2 THOUGHTS ABOUT THESE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TRAFFICKED HUMANS☹️