In yet a repeat scenario of teenage girls prostituting one another, 18-year-old Montia Marie Parker has been arrested for sex trafficking her fellow 16-year-old cheerleader with special needs. Please let this not become the new definition of girl-on-girl crime.
The Huffington Post describes Parker as “popular,” according to her peers at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota. And like you, the circumstances of the allegations have authorities scratching their heads:
“This particular situation is highly unusual for us. We’ve never had a situation like this before,” Chief Mark Raquet, of the Minnetonka Police Department, told The Huffington Post.
The minor has reportedly told police that in early March, she expressed to friends that she was low on funds and was looking to make more cash. One of her friends made the “well you could just be a hooker!” joke, but it was just that, a joke. The minor claims that she didn’t take the suggestion seriously. But somebody else apparently did:
Two days later, the girl allegedly received a Facebook message from Parker, asking for her cell phone number.
The two girls chatted back and forth via text messages. Parker allegedly asked the girl if she would be willing to have sex for money. The girl said she would be willing to give men oral sex for money. The girl then received a text from Parker, asking her for pictures of herself that were “not too nasty.” She also instructed the girl to “show a little skin,” according to the criminal complaint.
The photos were used in an advertisement that was posted to the Internet classified website Backpage.com. Police said Parker’s cell phone number accompanied the ad, which was allegedly used to solicit potential customers for the girl.
Later, Parker allegedly told the minor to ditch school and meet up at her car with other girls:
The foursome went to a nearby apartment building, where the victim was instructed to enter a specific apartment. Once inside, she “gave oral sex to an adult male in the apartment, and received $60 in cash from the male,” the criminal complaint states.
When the girl returned to the car where the other girls were waiting, she handed the money over to Parker, who then drove to a bank and deposited the cash into her own account. The 16-year-old did not receive any of the proceeds, police said.
A repeat of the incident occurred, only with Parker demanding that the girl have intercourse with a different man. When the teenager refused to sleep with the client — and told him so to his face — he left. Parker told the young lady that she needed to work her way up to sexual intercourse.
Police were told of the activities just as the 16-year-old’s mother began doing some straight mom snooping in her daughter’s room. She says that her daughter started acting strangely which prompted her to investigate the teenager’s cell phone. That was when she stumbled upon the text exchange between her kid and Parker.
The 16-year-old attends an Individualized Education Program and also works with a social worker. Police are keeping the aforementioned in mind but believe that she was aware that she was being prostituted.
Parker has admitted to everything and faces two felony charges as well as expulsion from school. If convicted, the popular cheerleader could be jailed for up to 20 years and $50,000 in fines.
School officials describe the charges as “very serious.” I guess they were prohibited from also adding inhumane and just plain lower than low.