Tamarac Man Faces Criminal Charges for Prostituting a Teen Online

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A Tamarac, Florida man is under investigation with the FBI for his alleged involvement in advertising the performance of sexual services by a teenager over the Internet. Leighton Martin Curtis, a 34-year-old air conditioning serviceman used his personal credit to promote the prostitution of a 17-year-old girl. Curtis is alleged to have prostituted two minor girls, referred to as “K.P” and “L.” in court filing papers. Curtis used his mother’s Tamarac address as his residence. He currently faces a federal trafficking charge for promoting the prostitution of a minor. If charged he could face anywhere from 10 years to life in prison and a possible fine of $250,000. Prosecutors are expected to provide text messages as evidence detailing the prostitution of the minor females. The text messages reveal one incident in which Curtis drove “K.P.” to an appointment with a client, where she earned $300 that she subsequently handed over to Curtis. The relationship between Curtis and the two girls was recently discovered after the teens ran away from him at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Curtis chased them to Oakland Park. “K.P.” escaped to a nearby hotel where guests eventually called police. For more read Tamarac man faces charges for prostitution minor females over the Internet.