Police arrest teen accused of supporting sexual trafficking of Republican strategist minors


Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Florida law enforcement has arrested 19-year-old Disera Castromedina, who was accused of a wealthy young Republican strategist in Minnesota preying on girls and recruiting them for paid sex.

She faces the same criminal charges as her suspect, Republican operative Anton Lazarus. Sex trafficking of minors, trafficking attempts, and obstruction of justice.

Both are from Minnesota. but, FBI arrested Lazaro in Minneapolis Thursday morning, Prison records show that law enforcement has caught up with Castro Medina that same night at Panhandle, Florida. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, she was called a “fugitive from justice” and was imprisoned overnight.

Authorities’ websites indicate that she was denied the opportunity to pay a deposit for her release and was instead removed from their control on Friday afternoon.

Photos posted on Instagram Shows Castro Medina and Lazaro together at an event in May. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, attends the Catholic University of St. Thomas, and publicly describes herself online as a student working for a real estate management company. The group confirmed that she was the chairman of the university branch of the University of Minnesota Republican National Committee. Someone who knew her personally confirmed to The Daily Beast that Castro Medina was traveling to Florida this week.

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Castromedina’s name is still edited in the public version of the indictment, but she will soon appear in federal court in Minnesota. She did not respond to a request for comment on Saturday morning.

Playboy Lazaro, who wants to drive Ferrari to help fund several Republican politicians, has been guilty of pairing with friends in a months-long campaign to hire five girls for paid sex in 2020. Was charged with. .. The indictment also alleges that his associates “intentionally interfered” with the March 2021 federal investigation.

This week’s Daily Beast broke the news about His arrest, and how the FBI searched for his luxury condo in downtown Minneapolis He returned in December looking for evidence of who was in and out of the building.

According to court records, agents were the 2010 Convertible Ferrari, $ 371,240 on US invoices, various cash from 10 other countries, gold bullions currently worth more than $ 931,000, the same amount of silver, 13 units. Seized phones (including those specially designed for quick wiping). Data with a single swipe

A few days after he was arrested, Minnesota Republicans were away from Lazaro.When the Daily Beast Interviewed him in JulyA few weeks before his arrest, he threatened this reporter to investigate his actions.

At that time, he insisted that: It’s not Matt Gaetz or what you think. “

Coincidentally, his companion was imprisoned in Okaloosa County, in the Parliamentary District of Gates, Florida.

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