Today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo called on Ron DeSantis to donate the $600,000 he received from John Childs during his gubernatorial campaign to an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking. Childs stands accused of soliciting prostitution in connection with a Florida spa tied to an international human trafficking ring, according to police.
Below is a statement from Chair Rizzo:
“The revelations that an international human trafficking ring was operating in South Florida have been horrific and painful. We stand with the victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse — crimes which are all too common in our state and country. We are grateful to law enforcement for everything they have done to investigate and prosecute this heinous crime.
“We believe it is appropriate for Governor Ron DeSantis to return the $600,000 he received from John Childs and donate it to one of the many organizations fighting human trafficking in the state of Florida. The governor of our state isn’t just a politician — he sets a moral example for all of us to follow. Governor DeSantis needs to send an unequivocal message that the horror of human trafficking will not be tolerated in our state — and that those who commit these crimes will be brought to justice.”