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Cop Mocks People Arrested for Consensual Sex

After arresting and publicly shaming sex workers, a Florida sheriff proceeds to cruelly mock their appearances and more to local media.

Polk County Sheriff/TwitterPolk County Sheriff/TwitterEvery day around this country, women and men are arrested for essentially nothing more than trying to have sex with one another. Such charges are so myriad and so routine they seldom warrant commentary. But every now and then, some local police department or county sheriff's office develops a scheme so egregious, or makes such downright douchtastic comments about the arrests, that it deserves holding up for scrutiny and shame. So without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to the Polk County, Florida, Sheriff's Office's "Operation Naughty Not Nice." 

During the five-day operation, police arrested 95 people for either prostitution (50 charges), soliciting prostitution (33 charges), or being affiliated with someone involved in prostitution (12 charges). All of the suspects were caught by interactions with an undercover officer. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd justified the operation by citing a "direct nexus between prostitution and human trafficking" and the department's commitment to "identifying victims" of this crime.

Sheriff Judd and team have such compassion for these potential victims that they immediately slapped their names and pictures up on social media and blasted them out to local news under the heading "Naughty Not Nice."  

As if that weren't bad enough, Sheriff Judd proceeded to mock those arrested to the local NBC news station WFLA, criticizing everything from their appearances to their parenting skills. About an older adult sex worker arrested, Judd said: 

The oldest prostitute was 60, and they say she look like she was going on 85.

About a woman whose husband drove her to meet the "client" with their two-year-old daughter in the car, Sheriff Judd said sarcastically: 

She qualifies for mother of the month and she might be eligible for mother of the year.

About an alegebra teacher caught soliciting sex from an undercover officer: 

I wonder how that math worked out for him. ... What does your wife think about this buddy?

Judd also laughs about one of his officers messing with a man who showed up wearing a French Maid costume, seeking a sex worker to dominate him:

Being that this was a dominate-submissive thing, our detective who was absolutely brilliant said, 'OKAY, I’ll be back in a second. Get down on your hands and knees,' and he did.

And another officer who participated in the stings disclosed that one of the women arrested "has an active case of hepatitis."

The NBC article concludes with Judd crowing about sex workers and their clients having to spend Christmas in jail:

Maybe we can get some of the detention deputies to hum jingle bells to you Christmas morning because you’re going to be in jail eating pressed turkey if you come here to commit crime. 

One can only presume that Sheriff Judd thinks he's on the moral high-ground and it's those arrested who should feel embarrassed and contrite. But the true embarrassment here is the sociopathic disregard Judd shows for the poor and disadvantaged in his community. It is Sheriff Judd, WFLA reporter Candace Mccowan, and everyone who participated in or hailed Operation Naughty Not Nice who should be ashamed. 

Photo Credit: Polk County Sheriff/Twitter

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  • Burt Macklin (FBI)||

    He needs better writers. Those jokes are terrible.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    I agree. The real scandal here is his delivery.

  • ||

    He needs better writers too.

    About an alegebra teacher caught soliciting sex from an undercover officer:

    Keep your 'first-outside-inside-last' lessons where they're supposed to be, public schools.

  • Trouser-Pod (The blowhard)||

    Did he not riff on the prostitution sting in "Polk" County?

  • SugarFree||

    Judging by the picture, I can only assume he's paid for sex. Or at least beaten some poor girl until he got it for free.

  • Hugh Akston||

    I don't think it was a girl he was beating for free sex.

  • Citizen X||

    Yeah, if that's not the face of a power-bottom, i don't know what is.

  • SugarFree||

    I never said he wasn't fooling himself...

  • Citizen X||

    Oh, right. Like he couldn't get it up and then blamed the poor girl?

  • Suicidy||

  • Just say Nikki||

    If he has to beat her, was it really free?

  • SugarFree||

    "You assaulted me with your face blood."

  • Fun at Parties||

    He looks like G.W. Bush and Bob Saget had a kid.

  • Je suis Woodchipper||

    and then pee'd on it.

  • Fun at Parties||

    That would be an improvement.

  • ||

    I think he just looks sad, in desperation in denial reaching for every dim, stuffingless sigil of ungenuine happiness. Like a huge scumbag fit to busting with tears.

  • Citizen X||

    "These people are victims of sex-trafficking" but also "let's humiliate these people." Does a more concise illustration of the LEO mindset exist?

  • ||

    The first part is just the cover, the thing they sell to the public to cover their actual desire: the second part.

  • Citizen X||

    Something something stated vs. expressed.

  • Hicks||

    I think Shakespeare asked "Why does the cop flog the prostitute for what he wishes to do?"

  • Brochettaward||

    Someday, one of these sting operations will actually result in a bust related to actual human trafficking, right? I mean, if prostitution is the nexus point, whatever the hell that actually means, they should encounter an actual, honest to god example of one at some point...

  • Hugh Akston||

    They sure will, and then Sheriff Chuckles will write a hi-larious tweet about it.

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

    Autobiographies are the best. But he'll need a ghost writer, if the samples are his best effort.

  • Just say Nikki||

    Well, they all get trafficked after they're busted, right?

  • Hicks||

    Our sheriff is a young missionary,
    He saves fallen women from sin.
    He'll save you a blond for five dollars.
    My God, how the money rolls in!!

  • ||

    But the true embarrassment here is the sociopathic disregard Judd shows

    This is who gravitates to the job. This is to be expected. Every horrific perverted incentive involved in law enforcement is like a clarion call for people like this scumbag. They can be vicious, cruel sadists all while being able to pretend they are righteous fighters for justice. And people believe them.

  • ||

    They can be vicious, cruel sadists all while being able to pretend they are righteous fighters for justice. And people believe them.

    Those people believe them who envy them.

  • Spartacus||

    As long as the qualifications for the job are a GED and a lot of pent-up rage, there will be no shortage of such people in law enforcement.

  • Notorious UGCC||

    If he's posting their names under the headings of "johns" and "prostitutes," he better hope he didn't snag an innocent person by mistake.

    Sue City.

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    Even if a suit was successful, the taxpayers pay some money while the Sheriff continues to do what he does, and turns it into a positive point for his re-election campaign.

  • Suicidy||

    But then the plaintiff could ar least earmark some of that settlement money for a hit man. After a few years cool down period. To obfuscate motive.

  • R C Dean||

    Or, earmark some of it for a billboard. Name and shame, my friends.

  • Notorious UGCC||

    "Maybe we can get some of the detention deputies to hum jingle bells to you Christmas morning because you’re going to be in jail eating pressed turkey if you come here to commit crime."

    So, he's saying not a single one of the defendants will be able to make bail by Christmas?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You do realize the mindset of many in law enforcement is that the laws were written by their mother and any violation of it is a personal insult. These people buying and selling sex contrary to the law is akin to pulling out your cock and tool-beating dear old mom in the town square. Would you let that personal slight go unanswered?

    Also, part of being in law enforcement is generally being superior to the scum you're forced to order around and manhandle and then do paperwork about. Being superior is no fun if you can't show everyone how superior you are.

  • Just say Nikki||

    You do realize the mindset of many in law enforcement is that the laws were written by their mother and any violation of it is a personal insult.

    These losers listen to their mom? Jeez.

  • Lee G||

    These people buying and selling sex contrary to the law is akin to pulling out your cock and tool-beating dear old mom in the town square. Would you let that personal slight go unanswered?

    Episiarch to the white courtesy phone...

  • ||

    I don't do it in the town square! I have some decency!

    Stop laughing!

  • Citizen X||

    I have some decency!

    [citation needed]

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

  • Citizen X||

    Most everybody else, really.

  • gaoxiaen||

    Hitler?

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

    Gaaak, that makes Episiarch .... Mussolini!

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    You tend to use public parks rather than the town square, right?

  • ||

    Only if there's a gazebo. I need a stage if I'm going to perform.

  • ||

    Ohhhh, I thought my mom meant something else when she was complaining about your inability to perform.

  • ||

    jesse, anyone would have difficulty performing some of the things your mom wants done to her.

  • ||

    She furnished you with a detailed list beforehand. You should've politely declined if you couldn't hang.

  • ||

    It was a challenge! I didn't realize there would be so much chafing and burning!

  • Fun at Parties||

    Tool sheds don't count as gazebos.

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

    Does when it's as big as his belly.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I didn't think my innocent comment would devolve into this kind of sordid thread.

  • Citizen X||

    You should know better, Eugene.

  • ||

    Wait. Am I supposed to laugh at the ridiculous idea that you have decency? Or am I supposed to laugh at your cock?

  • ||

    These people buying and selling sex contrary to the law is akin to pulling out your cock and tool-beating dear old mom in the town square. Would you let that personal slight go unanswered?

    I'm assuming this is a direct window into your wank-bank.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You know that I regard my own wiener as the most attractive instrument on the planet, perfectly shaped for making sweet music. Would a man with a Stradivarius have STOMP on his playlist?

  • ||

    But how do you feel about Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk?

  • Citizen X||

    "The noise was good, but i thought they phoned in the funk."

  • Brian AC||

    "Being that this was a dominate-submissive thing"

    Ugh. One of those things that just drives me crazy: the word he's looking for is "dominant." Why is this mistake so common? You see it in almost every sports-related discussion: someone says such-and-such team was "dominate." Don't know why it bugs me so much, but it's like a giant flag of ignorance, which Sheriff Judd appears to be proudly flying.

  • waffles||

    Why are loosing you're mind over sucha simpel misteak?

  • Brian AC||

    Your write. I should not of let there ignorance get too me. Its less then trivial.

  • waffles||

    No, I take it back. I was trying to be funny, but I was wrong. Reading such poor writing causes tangible pain in my temples. This isn't just abuse of the English language, this is torture. We should have higher standards and it is right to viciously judge those who make grammatical errors.

  • R C Dean||

    Very well played, the both of youse.

  • Citizen X||

    You misspelled "yinz."

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Don't go nukular about it.

  • waffles||

    This guy deserves a sitcom on CBS.

  • SugarFree||

    Two Broke Whores

  • Citizen X||

    I would watch that.

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    A reality show where he's hung in stocks and passers-by throw rotten fruit at him? We can crowdfund it, and have horrible police officials and prosecutors every week. This guy one week, Joe Arpaio another week, Anita Alvarez for sure, Preet Bharara for the two hour holiday special...

  • Citizen X||

    Joe Arpaio gets a season-long arc all to himself.

  • Rt. Hon. Judge Woodrow Chipper||

    I assume some passers by would sodomize, strangle, shoot. You know, the police treatment.

  • ||

    Something tells me Judd is a creep who probably jerks off just before he arrests people. I see it in his eyes.

    "She qualifies for mother of the month and she might be eligible for mother of the year."

    And you qualify as douche of the year.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Young Grady Judd looks like he spent a lot of time breaking into old woman's homes to sniff their panties.

  • SugarFree||

    He also didn't believe any of those stupid hippie kids when they told him there was a killer loose at Camp Crystal Lake,

  • ||

    Excitable Grady Judd looks like he raped and killed the girl he took to the prom and built a cage with her bones.

    Young Grady Judd looks like his mother pushed him a little too hard with the violin lessons.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like he frequents the glory holes of Polk County.

  • ||

    Stop trying to ruin glory holes, CJ.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like he loves glory holes, Jesse.

  • ||

    Which side?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like he believes that to properly to inject Jesus into his life he needs to watch well-endowed men please his wife sexually.

  • Citizen X||

    Damn, dude, don't light the Longtorso signal!

  • FYTW||

    And another officer who participated in the stings disclosed that one of the women arrested "has an active case of hepatitis."

    That, right there? Might well be a HIPAA violation. I would love to see the arrestee turn around and sue the department for violating her medical privacy.

  • Trouser-Pod (The blowhard)||

    If she wasn't named, I bet he gets away with it.

  • R C Dean||

    If she's not named (or can't reasonably be identified), no HIPAA violation.

  • FYTW||

    They published the names and faces of all 95 arrestees to social media.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    So, RC, if you are one of the "accused" and you choose a jury trial, can't you claim that the police tainted the jury pool or some such?

    How is this not an egregious ethics violation. As I have told my story before, here in CO a judge actually reprimanded a potential juror who said "if the police arrested him then he must have done something wrong" and she even said "Do you think the police can't lie?"

    Seriously, how could a judge allow a trial in this district now?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like he could easily accommodate Warty's Doomcock of Doom.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like he supports ISIS and the New England Patriots.

  • Citizen X||

    ...but you repeat yourself.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Candace McCowan looks like her dentist's favorite patient.

  • Citizen X||

    If he charges by the square yard, maybe. Otherwise, that's a lot of work.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Hillary Swank's impressed.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like the sort of guy Jesus would punch in the dick for not understanding anything he preached about.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like he wants to fuck Dora the Explorer in the ass.

  • ||

    Why are you bringing Enough About Palin into this?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    I am implying he may be the Sheriff of Polk County.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    How much would he pay again?

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Seattle Times is shocked... SHOCKED to discover that when the state made a huge pile of free money available, ethics and corruption followed:

    One of Gov. Jay Inslee’s first missions after taking office in 2013 was creation of a new fund to promote a longstanding passion: growing renewable-energy research and jobs.

    The Legislature granted his wish, approving a $36 million Clean Energy Fund (CEF) as part of the state construction budget. A $15 million chunk of the fund went to “smart grid” matching grants, testing giant batteries and software that could help utilities use more solar and wind power.


    But those grants have stirred a cloud of questions about the appearance of possible insider advantage and a revolving door involving two clean-tech firms and the state Department of Commerce.

    At the center of the controversy are three former Commerce officials and one consultant, who all worked on clean-energy policy for the state and then wound up at startup companies benefiting as subcontractors on the smart-grid grants.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/se.....t-program/

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    lack of ethics...

  • Ted S.||

    And these are the fuckwits who want government-funded elections.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    They don't just want government-funded elections, they're getting taxpayer-funded elections.

  • Rt. Hon. Judge Woodrow Chipper||

    ...first missions after taking office in 2013 was creation of a new fund

    That right there is the quintessential definition of "corrupt". Anyone proposing a new slush fund is corrupt, as is anyone supporting such an idea.

  • Citizen X||

    Grady Judd looks like he has opinions about what brand of ball gag is the best.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like he has experimented with dogs and peanut butter.

  • ||

    Grady Judd looks like he wears panties under his uniform.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Grady Judd looks like he taught Daniel Holtzclaw everything he needed to know about how to rape women in detainment.

  • Citizen X||

    Grady Judd looks like he has to go around and notify all of his neighbors when he moves into a place.

  • IndyEleven||

    8 year olds dude...

  • Citizen X||

    What's a pederast, Walter?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like he does not understand why there is a big fuss about Bill Cosby's rape accusations. "It's just business as usual," Grady Judd looks like he would say.

  • Citizen X||

    Grady Judd looks like he beats off to Buford Pusser's Wikipedia page.

  • ||

    Young Grady Judd looks like he enjoys feeding things into the woodchipper.

  • Citizen X||

    There were definitely a lot of pets that went missing in Young Grady Judd's neighborhood growing up.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like the sort of person who would brag about being able to determine a person's diet solely by the taste of their anus.

  • Citizen X||

    Grady Judd looks like he joined the force specifically so that Kmart couldn't kick him out for hanging around the dressing rooms anymore.

  • ||

    Grady Judd looks like he collects semen for degustation.

  • ||

    So I'm clear. We're all proud of ourselves, right?

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    I feel I walked into a party where I wasn't invited.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    I am proud of myself for thinking that Grady Judd looks like he approves of Nikki?

    No, no I am not.

  • Citizen X||

    NOBODY approves of Nikki.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    I'll say it again: Grady Judd looks like he approves of Nikki.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like wishes he lived the life of "the gimp" from Pulp Fiction.

  • Citizen X||

    "Grady's tired. He's sleepin'."

  • ||

    Young Grady Judd looks like he wanted the part of Corky in 'Life Goes On'.

  • Citizen X||

    Young Grady Judd looks like his favorite movie is Faces of Death 3.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Grady Judd looks like he constantly tries to get the Klan back together.

  • aelfheld||

    Good for the sheriff.

    You should be ashamed of yourself for promoting the cult of victimology to excuse the anti-social behaviour of these people.

    But you're more likely to decry me as an oppressor.

  • perlchpr||

    "Idiot" is more likely than "oppressor".

  • ||

    He's paid to do his job. That detour is not part of it, not even courts could order - authorize - it. Not to mention that a court would first determine their guilt, not a police officer. Put it simply, this is no way to treat people who are presumed innocent.

  • John C. Randolph||

    So, this guy's about to get caught fucking a dude who sells him meth, right?

    Seems to be what happens to these kind of moral outrage peddlers.

    -jcr

  • brokencycle||

    Knowing a hooker is a crime now?

  • DWC||

    Vice "crimes" - how the fuck, in a "free country" does such a category of crime even exist?

  • BigT||

    Ain't Nobody's Business if I Do

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