St. Petersburg, FL (December 4, 2018) – A Florida man, identified as 57-year-old Frank Caponi, arranged to receive oral sex in exchange for a hamburger. Little did he know, he was making that arrangement with an undercover cop.
Caponi was arrested on Saturday afternoon after he struck up the conversation with an undercover St. Petersburg cop that was posing as a prostitute. Police did not state whether or not Caponi brought the hamburger with him or if he was going to obtain one after the act was completed.
Once Caponi was detained by the arresting officers, he acknowledged that he and the female had been discussing sex prior to the arresting officers arriving on the scene. Caponi was charged with a misdemeanor prostitution count but has since bonded out of jail.
Caponi has previous convictions for grand theft and battery on a law enforcement officer.
St. Petersburg Prostitution Laws
Facing a St. Petersburg prostitution charge can be a humiliating and scary time in your life. Florida sees any act of prostitution as the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire. This means, if you are offering an act of sex in exchange for something, you could be charged with this crime and spend up to 60 days or more in prison with fines of $500. If this is not your first offense, the penalties could be more severe.
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