Nick Nicholson [left], was arrested Mar 19, on prostitution-related charges based onhis relationship with married stripper and Valerie Surette [right]
A Florida politician busted this week on prostitution-related charges, allegedly fed and housed a married couple in exchange for being allowed to have sex twice a week with the woman, who claimed in a report on Saturday that she was kept as a “sex slave.”
Exotic dancer Valerie Surette claimed that Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson, 71, “begged” her last year to “move in and have sex with him,” offering her “very large sums of money,” in return, the Miami Herald reported.
“Whatever he wanted, I had to do,” claimed Surrette, 30, one of two women named in charging documents when Nicholson was busted Thursday.
About six months ago, Surette said she eventually agreed to the alleged arrangement — which also included her hubby, Kendel Surette, 33, living in the Spring Hill home.
The conservative politician and the dancer reportedly had a schedule: Nicholson paid the couple $100 to have sex with Surrette on Tuesdays and $200 on Saturdays, her husband, Kendel Surette , told deputies.
Nicholson ‘preyed on my vulnerabilities’, Surrete claims even as they mutually consented to a $300, sex twice a week deal
But things got increasingly worrisome, she told the paper, claiming the ‘sugar daddy’ made her engage in uncomfortable or painful sex acts that wasn’t part of the deal.
“If I didn’t kiss him or touch him or sit on his lap, he would get angry,” she said.
She added: “I did work at a strip club, but that’s different. Here, I was a sex slave.”
In February Nicholson had denied he was having sex with Valerie after cops called to his home when the Surrette’s got into a nasty scrap.
On Feb. 20 when deputies went to a home Nicholson rents in Spring Hill, according to the Tampa Bay Times. After getting a call reporting a domestic disturbance, they found 33-year-old Kendel Surette and Valerie Surette in the middle of a heated dispute. Valerie, who had a visible injury to her face, told deputies that her husband had thrown a screwdriver at her head.
Both the Surettes and Nicholson had glassy, red eyes, according to authorities, and they appeared under the influence.
He told cops at the time she “keeps me company,” the paper reported.
“I’m just a nice guy, so they just took advantage of me,” he added, the Herald reported.
After Surette’s husband told cops about the alleged arrangement in February, they launched a two-month probe.
Kendel Surette said Nicholson also allowed his wife’s other clients to come to the house for sex, the report said. She normally had sex with them on a mattress in the garage or in a car in the driveway, he said.
Thursday’s arrest report indicated that Nicholson also paid for sex with another woman, Melinda Baker, a case that is still open the sheriff’s office said.
Nicholson was arrested Thursday on one count of operating a location for the purpose of lewdness, assignation or prostitution and two counts of purchasing services from any person engaged in prostitution.
He was released the same day after posting bail of $3,000.
An injunction for protection against sexual violence, filed by Surette’s attorney, Robert Morris, was granted this week, barring Nicholson from returning to his own home, the paper reports.
Surette said she and Kendall will remain at the Nicholson’s place until they find a new home.
This is the second troublesome stripper-related incident for Nicholson.
Prior to his election in 2012, Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson had to address a controversy over a relationship with a questionable woman.
Commissioner Nick Nicholson was also investigated about a relationship with a another stripper in 20
In a case that brought national attention, Losurdo was found guilty of child neglect with great bodily harm after a child in her charge ingested her crack cocaine and became ill. The report indicated Nicholson had sex with Losurdo, gave her money and food, and drove her around to “pay bills.”
She was buying drugs on those trips, investigators found.
Nicholson who is also the the chairman of the Hernando County Republican Party, apologized then for his bad judgment. He was not charged and did not bow to pressure to resign, winning reelection in 2016.