Deputies had been investigating reports of a potential kidnapping that took place on June 24 when they discovered the girl victim inside a hotel room at the La Quinta Inn in the New Orleans suburban area of Terrytown, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office informed NOLA.com.
An investigation uncovered that a pair of suspects from Texas had recruited the teen girl in Houston a few days before as well as took her to the Terrytown hotel where they forced her into having between ten and twenty prostitution dates, according to NOLA.com on Wednesday. The implicated pimp, age 33 Randi Lewis, stood outside the room throughout the sexual activity acts, and afterward, he collected all the cash that was provided to the youngster, deputies said.
Lewis’s purported accomplice was age 18 Chelsea Gee who is additionally implicated in exploiting the underage victim, however, her particular function wasn’t promptly made clear. Deputies stated that Lewis had Gee, as well as the underage victim, take pictures of themselves for an internet site used for prostitution.
Deputies rescued the underage girl victim as soon as they discovered her and then arrested the two suspects took them into custody. The two were taken to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center and are facing charges of child sex trafficking, jail records reveal.
Lewis is additionally implicated in providing marijuana to the victim as well as keeping ecstasy in the hotel room and is also facing a charge of distributing drugs to a person under the age of 18, simple marijuana possession as well as possession of controlled substances. His bail amount has been set at $165,000. Gee’s bail amount is set at $100,000.
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