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Florida couple arrested on sex trafficking, child sex charges

Human Traf
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

BREVARD COUNTY, FL- A Vero Beach man and a woman from Palm Bay are in custody Sunday on multiple charges including human trafficking and use of a child in sexual performance.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement along with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office say 33 year old Marc Phillip Dinkels and 19 year old Taylor Kathleen Brandt recruited three underage girls to perform sex acts which investigators say were recorded on video.

One of the victims was a 14 year old girl from a foster home according to Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody.

She says the couple used social medial to target their victims.

Dinkels and Brandt are being held in the Brevard county jail without bond.