Two Crestview men charged with sex trafficking operation involving underage girl
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
An investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) has led to the arrest of two Crestview men in connection with a that prostituted young females in Okaloosa County, including a juvenile.
Some of the victims say the pair used threats, battery, imprisonment, and drugs to make them comply.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 22-year old De’Jion “Day Day” Kimbrough of Brickhill Court and 25-year old of Hagood Loop with use of coercion for the commercial sexual activity of a child under the age of 18 and use of coercion for the commercial sexual activity of an adult.
Miles faces an additional charge of unlawful sexual activity with minors. Kimbrough is facing similar charges out of DeKalb County, Georgia.
OCSO Internet Crimes Against Children Investigator began an inquiry in October of 2016 after a Juvenile Probation Officer reported her suspicions that juvenile females were being sex trafficked in Okaloosa County through advertisements on the website Backpage.com.
An OCSO investigator gathered information from victims who say Miles and Kimbrough would prostitute them at a Destin motel, take all or a portion of the money earned for sexual acts, and would also take females to Orlando, Tallahassee, and other locations.
One victim said in Destin, many of the customers were businessmen who had just arrived in town.
The OCSO investigator found corroborating evidence on cell phones, social media accounts, and through the execution of a search warrant on September 18th at Keep Safe Storage on Hospital Drive in Crestview.
During a search of a space rented by Anthony Miles, they found the driver’s license of one of the victims, who had relayed her license was taken from her as punishment.
Kimbrough was taken into custody December 5th and Miles on December 12th.
Both are being held without bond in the Okaloosa County Jail.