Columbus Police arrest 4 for prostitution and discover one is only 15. The cops found them through a Craig’s List ad.
Gasaway was surprised to find the girl arrested was only 15.
“I’ve never had one that young,” he said. “She could have passed for 18.”
When arrested, she said she was 21. The true age of the Atlanta girl, who ran away from a group home in LaGrange, Ga., last December, was discovered in jail.
Monday morning, the three women appeared in Columbus Recorder’s Court. All pleaded not guilty and were bound over to Muscogee County Superior Court.
The teen will appear in juvenile court. It was her involvement with the women that could cause them the most trouble.
Cassandra Geotcha, 20, of Douglasville, Ga, got a $25,000 bond for child molestation from Recorder’s Court Judge Michael Cielinski, She also received a $10,000 bond for enticing a child for an indecent purpose, $2,500 for violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and $1,000 for marijuana possession.
Tammy Baughman, 26, of Atlanta, received a $25,000 bond for child molestation, $10,000 for enticing a child for an indecent purpose, $2,500 for violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, $1,000 for pimping and $1,000 for prostitution.
Brittnay Davis, 20, of Atlanta, received a $25,000 bond for child molestation, $10,000 for enticing a child for indecent purposes, $2,500 for violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, and $1,000 for prostitution.
A couple of things about this:
1) The fact that the 15 yr old is a minor hasn’t stopped the authorities from charging the pimp and the other prostitutes.
2) The fact that the 15 yr old is a minor has given the authorities additional and serious crimes to charge the others with, and
3) If convicted, the child molestation charges will require these women to be placed on the sexual offender list for the rest of their lives, thus effectively keeping them out of the prostitution business forever.
If the 15 yr old was not prosecuted, as would happen should Unterman’s bill pass, just how is child prostitution legalized? How do the pimps and johns benefit? When will she be dumped back on the street to continue her life as a prostitute?
I’d like to hear from the opponents of Senator Unterman’s child exploitation bill on this.