Missing New Port Richey, Florida girl found; 12 human trafficking suspects arrested

Twelve people were named as suspects in a large scale human trafficking case in Pasco County, Florida, United States. They have all been arrested, Pasco County sheriff Chris Nocco announced on February 1, 2023.

The victim is a girl, 16, of New Port Richey, Pasco County. Here are the 12 suspects:

Alan Schivao38unlawful sex with certain minors
Braden Dunn29unlawful sex with certain minors
Candice Tekdogan41human trafficking
unlawful sex with certain minors (2 charges)
possession of child photography
use of child in sexual performance
Deontre Poole37unlawful sex with certain minors
Jaimi Manning36human trafficking
unlawful sex with certain minors (2 counts)
Jeremy Francis27unlawful sex with certain minors
Jeremy Nanos-Sky30human trafficking
traveling to meet minor
unlawful sex with certain minors
John Malley57human trafficking
Mark Poore60human trafficking (violent sex offender)
Pierre Williams30unlawful sex with certain minors
Steven Graham43human trafficking
unlawful sex with certain minors (2 counts)
lewd and lascivious battery
Timothy Colon38human trafficking
unlawful sex with certain minors (3 counts)
use of a child in a sexual performance

The teenage girl lived with an aunt in New Port Richey. Here is the timeline of her ordeal:

  • In November 2021, Steven Graham was hired to clean the pool of the house of the girl’s aunt in New Port Richey. He started grooming the girl for a sexual relationship.
  • In June 2022, Graham took the the girl into the woods where he sexually assaulted her.
  • On November 21, 2022, the girl ran away from home after getting into a fight with her aunt. While the girl was on her way to Graham’s house, she was picked up by Mark Poore, a convicted sex predator. Poore bought the girl breakfast and paid her $40 for sex. After being dropped by Poore, she was picked up by John Malley, who took her to his home where they had sex. Malley then drove her to a 7-Eleven where Graham picked her up. Before Graham arrived, she was approached by Deontre Poole, who gave her his contact information. Graham had sex with her at the parking lot of an abandoned restaurant then left her there. Malley picked her up, had sex with her again at his home but asked her to leave after she told him she was 16 so she contacted Poole.
  • On November 22, 2022, Poole took the girl to a Rodeway Inn where he gave her drugs and had sex with her. After Poole left her at the motel, she was approached by Alan Schiavo and Branden Dunn, who had sex with her at the motel. Later that day, she encountered Timothy Colon at the motel. 
  • On November 23, 2022, Colon drove the girl to a bottle club in Hudson, Pasco County and then to his house in Hernando County, Florida where they used drugs and had sex. Colon’s acquaintance Candice Tekdogan went to the house and the three of them had sex. Colon and Tekdogan took the girl to his other house in Seven Springs, New Port Richey where they videotaped the three of them having sex. Afterwards, the girl was taken to Tekdogan’s house in Spring Hill, Hernando County.
  • Between November 23, 2022 and December 4, 2022, the girl lived at Tekdogan’s house in Spring Hill. Tekdogan gave the girl wigs, provocative clothing and the stage name Sassy then arranged for her to work at strip clubs in Pasco County and Pinellas County, Florida. The girl had sex with Jaimi Manning in the VIP area of one of the clubs. Manning later traveled to Tekdogan’s house to have sex with the girl in his car. Jeremy Francis had sex with the girl in another club then went to Tekdogan’s house to have sex with the girl again. Graham also went to one of the clubs, paid her $80 for a lap dance and had sex with her. In the same club, the girl introduced herself as an aspiring singer to Jeremy Nanos–Sky, who claimed to be a record producer. Nanos-Sky went to Tekdogan’s house, picked up the girl and drove her to his house in Port Richey, Pasco County where they had sex.
  • On December 2, 2022, Tekdogan held a party at her house in Spring Hill, which was attended by Pierre Williams, who had just been released from jail. Colon told the girl to have sex with Williams and she complied.
  • On December 3, 2022, Tekdogan was approached by an acquaintance, who showed the girl’s missing persons poster. Tekdogan called Graham.
  • On December 4, 2022, Graham took the girl to the La Vista Inn in Port Richey. Tekdogan called the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and reported where they could find the girl. Deputies arrived to find the teen passed out naked on a bed at the hotel. After being rescued, the girl was sent to a center for victims of human trafficking where she is currently receiving counseling.

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