POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WTSP) -- The Polk County
Sheriff's Office released additional information on Kathleen High School
Principal Cecil McClellan, Jr. and the other 88 individuals arrested in
the Polk County Prostitution Bust this week.
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On August 30, McClellan Jr. reportedly solicited a female under
cover officer to meet him for sex. Additionally, McClellan spoke with
two other female undercover detectives regarding a sex-for-money
After finalizing arrangements, McClellan arrived at the hotel wearing a Kathleen High School football shirt.
That is where officials say he agreed to pay the undercover detective money in exchange for sex.
Polk County Schools released this statement:
"We are extremely disappointed in this news. However, our
number one focus will continue to be on providing our students with a
quality education and providing our school faculty with the support they
need. Kathleen High School is an award-winning school and I expect no
less in the future."
-Dr. Sherrie B. Nickell, Superintendent, Polk County Public Schools
Although this investigation primarily focused on adult prostitution,
one Orlando man was arrested for multiple charges involving a minor.
39-year-old Glen Kershaw reportedly spoke with an undercover
detective about having sex with a child, and then traveled to Davenport
to meet with the person, whom he believed would offer him an 11-year-old
female to have sex with.
Officials immediately arrested Kershaw, and charged him
with Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex, Attempted Sexual Battery on a
Minor Under 12, Use of Computer to Entice a Guardian, and Unlawful Use
of Two-Way Communication.
"Kershaw's requests and conversation with detectives during the
investigation were graphic and disturbing," said Sheriff Grady Judd. "He
admitted to answering other online ads for prostitution in the past,"
Michael C. Shorette, a 62-year-old licensed general contractor from Winter Haven, was another man arrested in the bust.
Officials arrested Shorette for Solicitation of Prostitution and
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer after he touched an undercover
detective without her permission.
The three women earlier described as in "the area to make money in 'adult entertainment' during the RNC" were identified as
Courtney Lane, Markisha Moguel, Maleka Williams, all 23-years-old.