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Palm Harbor man accused of procuring girls for prostitution

PALM HARBOR — A 61-year-old Palm Harbor man has been arrested on suspicion of procuring underage women for prostitution, sheriff's deputies said.

James Perdue was arrested Wednesday on felony counts of procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution and possession of methamphetamine, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Detectives in the sheriff's Crimes Against Children unit began getting complaints earlier this month that Perdue was "harboring runaways and providing them with alcohol and drugs," deputies said.

Additional investigation found that Perdue, who lives at 665 Ninth St. in Palm Harbor, was "assisting juveniles engaged in prostitution," according to the Sheriff's Office.

He was being held at the Pinellas County jail on Thursday in lieu of $12,150 bail.

Perdue was previously arrested in Pinellas County in 2007 on suspicion of showing or distributing obscene material to a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a child, and possessing marijuana, oxycodone, and Xanax, according to jail records.

Peter Jamison can be reached at pjamison@tampabay.com or (727) 445-4157.

Palm Harbor man accused of procuring girls for prostitution 05/24/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:51pm]
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