Two Guilty Of Selling Teen For Sex
Jake Judd | Jun 12, 2018 AT 11:58 am
(KNSI) - Two people have been convicted of selling a teenage girl for sex in the St. Cloud area.
Alan Danny Woods (top) pleaded guilty to engaging in sex trafficking and promoting prostitution of a person under 18.
The 25-year-old will be sentenced to no more than 20 years in prison on October 18th. His attorney will be able to argue for less time.
The St. Cloud man will have charges of engaging in sex trafficking of an individual under 18 and promoting prostitution dismissed at sentencing.
As part of the plea agreement, Woods will have several other counts dismissed in other cases. The charges include domestic assault, domestic assault by strangulation, 5th degree assault, making terroristic threats, theft, interfering with a 911 call, violation of domestic abuse no contact order, driving after suspension and fleeing police on foot.
23-year-old Jaemie Rae Drum (top), of St. Cloud, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting sex trafficking of a minor.
She will be sentenced to 20 years probation and 10 years and 10 months in prison stayed, meaning she won't serve time unless she violates the terms of her probation. Her sentencing date hasn't been set.
Prosecutors say Drum was one of the women Woods sold for sex.
According to the criminal complaint, Woods, Drum, Deandre Lamond Jones (bottom)and Ashley Pick-Gassama (bottom), forced a 17-year-old girl to sell herself online as a prostitute in St. Cloud.
In April 2017, investigators say the victim moved in with Drum and Woods and was told she needed to start making some serious money.
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, Jones and Pick-Gassama to have sex with men.
Jones has his cases working through the courts. He’s charged with aiding and abetting prostitution of a minor.
Pick-Gassama pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting prostitution of person under 18 and was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison in April.