James H. Holmberg, a 50-year old man has been charged with paying a prostitute to have sex with a 12 year old boy in a hotel room while watched.
Holmberg and Amanda E. Francis, the 21 year old prostitute are both being charged in the case that began when the 12 year old boys mother told police her son had been sexually assaulted by a 20 year old woman.
The woman was charged with two counts of first degree aggravated sexual assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated sexual assault, promoting prostitution, conspiracy to promote prostitution and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The 50 year old man faces the same charges except a single count of first degree aggravated sexual assault.
"These defendants deliberately exploited and victimized a 12-year-old boy," county Prosecutor Luis A. Valentin said in a prepared statement. "Predators such as this, whether they act to pursue sexual gratification, to earn money, or for any other reason, will be vigorously prosecuted."
If convicted, the two could face more than 20 years in prison.