DECATUR — Tyree D. Jenkins, a 32-year-old parolee, and Brittany N. Phipps, a 24-year-old self-described escort, are being held in the Macon County Jail on felony charges of promoting juvenile prostitution for allegedly trying to sell sex acts with a 14-year-old girl on the Internet.
Phipps was arrested Thursday after an investigation by Decatur police discovered two “females in various photographs and poses” in the escort section of a website, said an affidavit by detective Ron Borowczyk.
The ad promised that “Angel” and “Jamie” had specials going this weekend and would like to “please you with offering the best services.”
Police identified “Jamie” (not her real name) as a 14-year-old girl and “Angel” as Phipps.
The juvenile girl was with Phipps and Jenkins at a Decatur motel when they gave her alcohol and asked her to pose for photos, Borowczyk wrote in his statement.
During a police interview, the juvenile told police she later learned that those images were posted to the escort section of a website.
In subsequent ads on the website’s escort section in which Phipps appeared alone, she identified herself as “Angel.” She offered a phone number and offered to “cater to all your needs” for those who responded.
The police received information that Phipps is a prostitute “who is pimped out” by Jenkins, according to the affidavit.
Jenkins, who was released from prison Feb. 15 after serving one year of a two-year prison sentence for aggravated battery/great bodily harm and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, is being held without bond. Phipps is being held on $250,000 bond.
Jenkins and Phipps are both due in court Tuesday to be formally charged with promoting juvenile prostitution, a Class 1 felony punishable by four to 15 years in prison.