A Deerfield Beach man promised young women careers as models and dancers but instead forced them into prostitution up and down Interstate 95, according to arrest records.
Robert Miner, 27, posted their photos on websites such as backpage.comand intimidated them into sex acts with other men — in one case 100 men over four days, authorities say.
Miner told that 22-year-old woman from Orlando that she’d be modeling swimsuits for a photo shoot, according to court records. He picked her up from a bus stop in Fort Lauderdale on June 12, drove her to a hotel room and then pulled out a large hunting knife and sexually assaulted her, police say.
At least five victims, ages 18 to 22, shared their stories with investigators, alleging that Miner threatened them if they didn’t comply and kept nearly all of the money for himself, court records show.