A Minnesota cheerleader allegedly prostituted a 16-year-old girl, who happened to be her teammate, by using an online ad. The 18-year-old is now facing charges of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution.
Montia Marie Parker, a senior at Hopkins High School, allegedly set up an ad through Backpage.com for her teammate and eventually drove her to an apartment to have oral sex with a man for $60, according to FoxNews.com.
The charges allege that Parker was looking for a way to make money, and she approached the 16-year-old through Facebook telling her that she could make money through sex. Parker allegedly went on to ask for photos of her teammate before setting up the online ad.
According to the charges, the two went to a home on March 5, and Parker waited in the car. Her teammate returned to the car and gave her $60, which she deposited into her bank account. Another incident occurred the next day, but the 16-year-old refused to have sex with another man. The Minnesota cheerleader pretended to be the girl’s mother while calling the school to get her early release, according to the complaints.
“You’ll be fine — I didn’t drive up here for nothing, and eventually you will need to have sex,” Parker told the young girl, according to the complaint.
Hopkins High School’s last day of classes is Thursday, but the local district made sure to address the situation once learning of the charges.
“In responding to this incident, we followed our discipline and safety policy, which includes permanently removing a student from campus,” the district said in a statement about the prostituting scandal.
Montia Marie Parker admitted to police the she created the ad, and she also informed authorities that it received “a lot of calls.” She is now free on $50,000 bond, though it seems she’s been removed from Hopkins High.
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