OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Two Crestview men have been arrested in connection with a sex trafficking operation in Okaloosa County that reportedly prostituted young women, including a minor.
Deputies arrested De'Jion "Day Day" Kimbrough, 22, of Brickhill Court, and Anthony "Ant" Miles, 25, of Hagood Loop. Both men are charged with use of coercion for commercial sexual activity of a child under the age of 18 and use of coercion for commercial sexual activity of an adult. Miles is also charged with unlawful sexual activity with minors. Kimbrough is facing similar charges in Georgia.
Investigators say the victims tell them the men used threats, battery, imprisonment, and drugs to make them comply.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says they began an investigation in October 2016 when a Juvenile Probation Officer reported her suspicions that minors were being sex trafficked in Okaloosa County on a website called Backpage.com.
Investigators say victims told them Miles and Kimbrough would prostitute them at a Destin motel, take all or a portion of the money they got for the sexual acts, and would take them to other cities. One victim claimed the Destin customers were business men who had just arrived in town.
Reports say investigators found corroborating evidence on cell phones, social media accounts, and through a search warrant in September at Keep Safe Storage on Hospital Drive in Crestview. They say the space was rented by Miles. During the search, they say they found the driver's license of one of the victims who told investigators her license was taken from her as punishment.
Kimbrough was arrested December 5th and Miles was arrested Tuesday.
Both are being held without bond in the Okaloosa County Jail.