A 71-year-old county commissioner is facing pressures to resign after he was arrested and convicted of soliciting sexual services in exchange for groceries and utility bills. Despite the Republican Party voting in favor of his resignation, the county commissioner has yet to step down from his office.
County Commissioner Carefully Selected His Victims, Police Officials Declared
Last week, 71-year-old Nick Nicholson, a Hernando County commissioner was arrested and charged with multiple counts of prostitution and physical abuse. Based on the police report, Nicholson approached two female victims and persuaded them into having sex in exchange for various services like paying their rent, rehabilitation bills, or money for grocery shopping.
Nicholson’s first victim is 30-year-old Valarie Surette of Hernando County. Learning that Surette was a drug addict, the county commissioner offered the woman a place to stay and grocery money in exchange for sex every other Monday and Wednesday.
More than that, the police report reveals that Nicholson allowed Surette and her husband to move into his home, where she continued offering the county commissioner sexual services in exchange for money. Nicholson would offer Surette $300 for having sex and even allowed her to bring outside clients.
Unfortunately, Surette was far from being Nicholson’s only victim. Melinda Baker, a 38-year-old Hernando County resident, told the authorities that she got a similar deal from the county commissioner.
In exchange for sex every other Tuesday and Saturday, the man would help her with her drug rehab bills. The authorities were notified by Nicholson’s neighbors who declared that everyday cars would pull in front of the man’s house.
The man’s victims reveal that Nicholson had an unusually high sexual appetite and would treat them as sexual slaves. Furthermore, the county commissioner was relying on his victims not contacting the authorities, given their financial situations.
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