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Teen Sold For Sex In St. Cloud, Police Say

Teen Sold For Sex In St. Cloud, Police Say Click to Enlarge Photo: Matt Demczyk (KNSI)

Aug 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Four people from St. Cloud are accused of sex trafficking a teenage girl.

Court records allege that 24-year-old Alan Danny Woods, 24-year-old Jaemie Rae Drum, 26-year-old Ashley Ann Pick-Gassama and 22-year-old Deandre Lamond Jones forced a 17-year-old girl to sell herself online as a prostitute in St. Cloud.

In April, investigators say the victim moved in with Drum and Woods and was told she needed to start making some serious money.

The two allegedly began to post the teen online for sex.

The teen claimed she wasn’t allowed to leave or talk on her phone without supervision and if she refused to have sex with men she was beaten. Her family and friends were also allegedly threatened.

On July 13th, the teen was arrested during a traffic stop in Fargo.

While talking to police she said she was driven from Stearns County to Fargo by Drum, Pick-Gassama and Jones.

She told police while in Fargo she was driven to different places to have sex with men by Jones.

Court files indicate that on Tuesday Drum was arrested and allegedly admitted to police to knowing that the victim was only 17 and admitted to selling her for sex.

She said the group went to Fargo to make some money and everyone in the car knew what they were doing.

Drum told police that she began prostituting herself at age 18 and eventually began working for Woods.

Woods was arrested earlier this year for allegedly beating Drum. He remains in jail.

Woods is charged with engaging in sex trafficking of a minor and engaging in sex trafficking, both felonies.

Drum, Pick-Gassama, and Jones are charged with aiding and abetting prostitution of a minor.

A warrant has been issued for Jones. The two women are in custody.

Police are still investigating the case and more charges could be filed.

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Woods                             Drum                               Pick-Gassama                  Jones

 

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