Students from the University of Miami and Florida International University were arrested during a prostitution sting in Coral Gables.
Two UM students, Acacia Friedman, 23, and Maury Noun, 21, along with FIU student Samara Charlotin, 19, were charged with prostitution after an undercover police operation Wednesday night.
Friedman and Charlotin reportedly met with an undercover detective at the Colonnade Hotel after agreeing to have sex for $5,000.
While inside the hotel, the detective handed Friedman the money and asked to verify “what he was getting” for the money.
Friedman first replied that it was a “hang out,” but later confirmed that sex with a condom would be involved.
Both Friedman and Charlotin were charged with engaging in prostitution, while Charlotin faces additional charges of possession of 1 gram of cannabis and one Oxycodone pill.
Noun was charged with aiding or abetting prostitution and directing others to prostitution.
In bond court on Thursday, Judge Mindy Glazer ordered Charlotin to stay away from the other two students.
“You’re a smart girl. If you want to see age 20, you need to find a new line of employment,” Glazer said. “A very risky thing you’re doing, alright? With someone with a lot of potential such as yourself, you need to stay away from them.”
The University of Miami declined to provide information or comment on the ongoing investigation.