Woman linked to deputy shooting sentenced for prostitution

AP News
Posted: Oct 05, 2015 5:13 PM

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman involved in a sex sting that led to the resignation of two sheriff's deputies has confessed to running a prostitution business from her home.

Florida Today (http://goo.gl/wCu4JL) reports that 42-year-old Mary DeRossett pleaded no contest to the two charges Monday.

DeRossett was sentenced to 180 days in jail for prostitution and resisting arrest.

Authorities say she was running a prostitution business from her Port St. John home that she shared with her uncle, 65-year-old John DeRossett.

John DeRossett faces attempted murder charges for shooting and wounding a deputy while the deputy was serving a warrant for Mary DeRossett's arrest in August.

Authorities say Mary DeRossett kept a record of her clients that included the names of two deputies, who have since resigned.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com