Oklahoma Vice: Police say 16-year old trafficked online
Police say two men and a woman conspired to prostitute a 16-year old girl, setting her up to meet with johns in an Oklahoma City motel room.
During an undercover investigation, a detective from Oklahoma City Police Department's vice squad discovered photos of the underge girl using the pseudonym "Lindsey" posted on the website Backpage.com.
The detective arranged to meet the girl at a local motel, where she agreed to have sex in exchange for $150.
Three people face charges in Oklahoma County District Court of human trafficking, conspiracy to commit a felony and aiding in prostitution in connection with the case. The accused include Heather Riann Rigdon, 27, who has a history of previous human trafficking and prostitution-related arrests.
Police claim Rigdon rented the motel room for the underage girl and also had the cell phone that was used to arrange the meeting with the undercover police officer.
Rigdon pleaded guilty in 2014 to federal human trafficking charges in Oklahoma City. She and a man named Jaime "Juicy J" Coursey transported minors from Little Rock, Ark., in order to prostitute them in Oklahoma, according to charges filed in the case. In the 2014 federal case, Rigdon and Juicy J also arranged for the minors to meet with clients using Backpage.com, according to court documents.
Rigdon must register as a sex offender as a result of the 2014 conviction.
Others charged in connection with the new Oklahoma County case include Rigdon's boyfriend, Demond Carl Lewis, 29, who has yet to to be arrested. Lewis allegedly provided photographs of the 16-year old girl to post online. Markyse "Actup" Flowers, 22, is accused of being the girl's pimp and using the cell phone to arrange for her to meet with johns.
Here's a photo of "Actup" from his Facebook page: