Panama City Beach Prostitution Ring Arrest At Laketown Wharf Condominiums

PANAMA CITY BEACH-- Panama City Beach Police ay they've broken-up a prostitution and trafficking operation involving teenage girls.

50 year old Joe Worthy Dobbs is being charged with procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution, deriving proceeds from prostitution, and renting a space for to be used of prostitution.

Investigators arrested Dobbs around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon at a unit on the 18th floor of the Laketown Wharf Condominiums.

They say they'd received a tip that Dobbs was using a 16 year old girl as a prostitute.

When they searched the condo today they say they found 2 girls who they say admitted to all sorts of criminal activity.

They're reportedly cooperating with the investigation.

"Investigators are still determining how the girls...how Dobbs made contact with the girls and that portion of the investigation is still being looked into as far as how the girls were contacted by Dobbs or if they contacted him or not," said Major Chad Lindsey, Panama City Beach Police.

Dobbs has been booked into the Bay County Jail.


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