- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A Florida couple is accused of running a sex tourism operation that set up customers with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.

Manhattan prosecutors say Jennifer and Alfred Cotten, of Fort Myers, Florida, have been charged with promoting prostitution.

The married couple was arrested after a 10-month investigation into their company, Tropical Adult Vacation.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday called the alleged “family business” international sex tourism.

Court papers say U.S. citizens were provided room, board and the services of prostitutes at a hotel in a small town near Santo Domingo.

Prosecutors say customers were charged about $1,500 for a weekend stay.

It wasn’t immediately known if the Cottens had a lawyer who could comment on the charges on their behalf.


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