This week of Florida Man Friday showcases a Florida Woman! This recent case showcases a mansion in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. What seemed to be just complaints about trespassing turned into an investigation of prostitution and a brothel’s operation.
If you’re like me, I can’t help but think of Game of Thrones when I hear the term brothel. If you don’t know what a brothel is, Littlefinger, the man who ran the brothel, described it as “An establishment like no other. The sheer range of appetites catered to. Desires that didn’t even exist until we invented them.” Or, more simply put, a house to “visit” prostitutes.
In the gated Deerwood community on Jacksonville’s Southside, Anna Domino, 50, managed a luxury home in a gated country club with million-dollar properties that back up to a golf course. Several neighbors reported they knew something shady was going on at the home because they saw people coming and going often. These same neighbors reported trespassing when they saw men walking across their yards. After an investigation, Domino’s luxury home turned out to be a brothel called “The Fungeon,” (think dungeon) which she ran.
Many people support institutionalizing sex work (such as creating brothels) as it keeps sex workers safe and in a clean environment. However, others were appalled by the brothel as it was in a gated community and close to the neighborhood.
Nonetheless, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested Domino at the home on Hunters Grove Dr. on January 19, 2021. She faces several charges, including soliciting prostitution, maintaining a place for prostitution, unlicensed operation of adult premises, and adult entertainment without a license.