So far, no other escorts or their clients have been charged, Brewer police Detective Sgt. Jay Munson said Thursday.
Aimee Bernard, 19, of Bangor pleaded guilty in 3rd District Court to promotion of prostitution. All three pleas resulted in convictions for the Class D misdemeanor.
A fourth woman, Alicia Gray, 23, of Kenduskeag, pleaded not guilty Thursday to promotion of prostitution. On Thursday, she applied for a court-appointed attorney.
A trial in her case was set for June 23 in District Court. The most recent charges stemmed from an incident last month when police in Brewer used Craigslist and other online advertising sites to order six female escorts and arranged to meet them at an undisclosed Wilson Street motel.
Powers-Jenkins, Amanda Shaw, 29, and Coleen Singer, 26, also were charged with the promotion of prostitution. They were not scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
All seven women were charged with promotion of prostitution. Craigslist is a free online classified ad site set up for people to sell items and to network. In the past, the site has been criticized for not implementing that precaution, The Associated Press reported.
After the women were arrested on April 2 and 3, Munson told the Bangor Daily News that he and other officers had visited Craigslist or similar sites a few days earlier. The women showed up one or two at a time to meet with an undercover officer who purportedly had hired them as escorts or to perform private exotic dances.
The deals were captured on hidden audio recorders and video cameras set up in the motel room. She would then meet up with them and divide what was collected. Credit card slips and documents of sales also were collected from her home, according to Munson.
Christopher Almy said Thursday afternoon. If we are successful identifying the buyers, that would be a deterrent in and of itself.
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