DOCUMENT: Sex, Crime

John Offered Barter Deal To Undercover Cop

Cops: Florida man was collared during sting in Sanford


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Sex For Chicken Dinner

NOVEMBER 7--During a prostitution sting operation last night, a Florida man offered a female undercover cop three dollars and a chicken dinner in exchange for sex, police report.

Steven Torres, 36, was snared in a decoy operation run by Sanford Police Department officers that netted six other men on procuring prostitution charges.

Unlike the other arrestees, however, Torres allegedly proposed a cash-and-barter deal to the undercover, according to a police report. In exchange for sex, the Melbourne resident offered three singles and chicken.

Torres, pictured at right, was driving a Kia sedan when he made contact with the undercover. Following the cash and chicken offer, the undercover gave a takedown signal to other officers, who arrested Torres.

Torres was booked into the Seminole County jail, from which he was later released after posting $250 bond.

While cops did not detail where Torres planned to procure the poultry, he was arrested two blocks from a Popeyes and three blocks from a Church’s Chicken.

Previously, salad and cheeseburgers have figured prominently in undercover prostitution stings in Florida. (1 page)