Prostitute's sex tape a public record

Published Jan. 20, 1994|Updated Oct. 6, 2005

It could become the best-known Fort Lauderdale video since Where the Boys Are. The videotape of a Fort Lauderdale commissioner rolling in bed with a prostitute is available through Florida's public records access law. Just file a formal request, swear you're 18 or older and mail in the $30 fee. Kathy Willets and her husband, Jeff, mentioned the tape on Geraldo several weeks ago. The Willets are known for their unsuccessful nymphomania defense on prostitution charges. The grainy, erotic, 32-minute video of Kathy Willets and former Commissioner Doug Danziger was shot by Jeff Willets from behind the louvered door of the Willetses' bedroom closet.

Guardsman's body found; 1 still missing

Rescue crews have recovered the body of a second Coast Guardsman missing since Sunday when a 21-foot motorboat overturned off Sugarloaf Key. On Tuesday, a helicopter crew found the body of Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Daniel Thomas, 25, of Palm Coast about 20 miles off Key West. On Monday, searchers found the body of fireman Charles Platt, 23, of Long Island, N.Y. Crews still were looking Wednesday for Seaman Boatswain's Mate Jonathan Olshefski, 20, of New Hartford, Conn. The search has covered waters off the Keys from Key Largo to 20 miles west of Key West.

Judge orders youths' records kept sealed

MONTICELLO _ A judge has refused to release records on four juveniles accused of murdering a British tourist. A lawyer for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services asked for authorization to open the records in response to public questions about the state's ability to deal with juvenile crime. The judge rejected the request as "political."