Meet John Childs, the billionaire private equity firm owner and major Republican donor charged in the Florida prostitution sting

Business Insider | 2/24/2019 | Michelle Mark
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Billionaire private equity firm owner John Childs has been charged with solicitation of prostitution as part of a sweeping human-trafficking investigation, Florida authorities said.

The investigation has named a number of high-profile executives, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and former Citigroup official John Havens.

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Childs told Bloomberg News on Friday the allegation was "totally false" and said he hadn't yet been contacted by police.

The billionaire owner of a Massachusetts-based private equity firm has been wrapped up in a massive prostitution scandal that has already ensnared the likes of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and former Citigroup executive John Havens.

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John Childs, the 77-year-old founder of J.W. Childs Associates, has been charged with solicitation of prostitution, according to the Vero Beach Police Department in Florida.

Childs is one of 173 people charged as part of a sweeping, six-month criminal investigation into multiple massage parlors across several Florida jurisdictions.

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As of Friday afternoon, Childs hadn't been arrested. He told Bloomberg News in an interview he hadn't even been...
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