Website Backpage.com leads to Manatee prostitution arrest

HERALD STAFF REPORTJanuary 3, 2014 

Christon Reding

MANATEE -- A deputy conducting an investigation into prostitution over the Internet found an advertisement on "backpage.com" that has led to an arrest.

The deputy with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office came across a posting for "Angel" on the website and contacted her via text messages, a sheriff's office report states.

When "Angel" showed up for the meeting at 10:46 p.m. Thursday with the deputy and announced her services, she was arrested and charged with prostitution, according to the report.

Angel's real name turned out to be Christon Lee Reding, a 31-year-old who lists her address as the 5500 block of Fountain Lake Circle, the report states.

Reding was released from the Manatee County jail Friday after posting a $620 bond, according to the sheriff's office website.

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