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22 Collier County hotels, motels accused of permitting sex trafficking, lawsuit claims in Naples, Florida
The 22 hotels and motels named in the lawsuit are clustered along U.S. 41 and at the Interstate 75 interchanges, primarily at Collier Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road.
The hotels tend to be affiliated with chains — Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Residence Inn by Marriott, La Quinta Inn, Best Western. They’re the kinds of places where families might put up out-of-town guests and businesses use for traveling employees. Many have poolside chickee bars, outdoor fire pits and pickleball courts.
The roadside motels, mostly along the East Trail, tend to be small and independently owned.
“This is not just happening in some dirty part of our town,” Freeman said. “This isn’t isolated.”
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