Three people who allegedly trafficked two teenage girls to engage in commercial sexual activities at Ace Care, a massage parlor in Redlands, have been arrested after being indicted by a federal grand jury.
The suspects include the manager of the massage parlor, Ji Ryang Chae, 54, who currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the manager-in-training, Jasmine Dakota Beverly, 24, a current resident of Costa Mesa, and Earnest Akindele Teamer, 26, from Redlands, who acted as a recruiter for the massage parlor, authorities said.
All three are accused of one count of conspiracy and two counts of sex trafficking of a minor. The two victims were 14 and 15 years of age.
From at least March 2022 to April 2022, Beverly and Teamer allegedly recruited the girls to work as commercial sex workers at Ace Care, including the 15-year-old girl, who was picked up from a group home.
Beverly reportedly provided transportation to and from the massage parlor and took $10 from the 15-year-old victim for each customer she saw, while Teamer allegedly took $200 a week from the same victim, according to the indictment.
Teamer, who also acted as a “pimp” for the 14-year-old girl, allegedly required her to give him some or all of the money she received as a commercial sex worker, court records show. In a separate case, the 26-year-old defendant faces five felony charges, including one count of production of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography.
In exchange for condoms, cleaning supplies and a place to work, Chae required workers, including the 15-year-old victim, to pay $2,000 a month in ‘rent’. She was arrested on Nov. 3 and is expected to appear in the United States District Court in Riverside within the next few weeks.
Beverly and Teamer have pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against them and are scheduled for trial on June 18, 2024.
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