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Cops release names of Brevard deputies accused of ties to prostitution case

arry Blair, Raymond Sutherland were clients of Mary Derosset, officials say

News 6 at 5:30p
News 6 at 5:30p

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Authorities released the names of the Brevard County deputies who were fired from their jobs over the weekend on accusations of having a connection to a prostitution ring.

According to a news release, Larry Blair and Raymond Sutherland were clients of Mary Derossett, who is the woman deputies were busting for prostitution last month when one agent was shot in Port St. John.

Investigators say it was her uncle, John Derossett, who shot agent John "Casey" Smith on Aug. 20.

Brevard County Sheriff's Office completed their investigation on the two deputies and records show Sutherland, who joined the department in 2013, was texting Mary Derossett and said he met her through Backpage.com.

Sutherland, who has been with the department since 2013, told deputies he never paid her for sex.

Blair has been with the department since 2000.