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College Students Arrested in Coral Gables Prostitution Sting

Three South Florida college students are facing prostitution charges after they were arrested in an undercover sting at a Coral Gables hotel, authorities said.

Samara Pamela Charlotin, 19, Acacia Jerico Friedman, 23, and Maury Noun, 21, were arrested Wednesday on numerous prostitution charges, according to Coral Gables police arrest reports.

NBC 6 was the only news station there as Charlotin covered her face as she bonded out of jail Thursday. The 19-year-old didn't say anything to our cameras as she got into a car and drove away.

An undercover Coral Gables police detective negotiated with Noun to have sex with Friedman and Charlotin in exchange for $5,000 for each, an arrest report said. Noun wanted more money for unprotected sex, according to an arrest report. Friedman and Charlotin met the detective at the Colonnade Hotel on Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables, where they were arrested, the reports said.

The reports said Friedman, who is from San Diego, is a student at the University of Miami. Noun's Facebook page also says he is a UM student, while Charlotin's Facebook page says she attends Florida International University.

Records showed Noun was charged with deriving support from prostitution, aiding or abetting prostitution and directing another to prostitution, and was released on bond. Friedman was charged with engaging in prostitution and also released from jail, records showed.

Charlotin was charged with engaging in prostitution, cannabis possession and possession of Oxycodone. She was released from jail Thursday night on $9,000 bail after appearing in court, where she was appointed a public defender.

During the court appearance, Charlotin told Judge Mindy Glazer she's majoring in biology and minoring in criminal justice at FIU.

"You're a smart girl, if you want to live to see age 20, you need to find a new line of employment," Judge Glazer said. "A very risky thing you were doing, for somebody with a lot of potential such as yourself."

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