Monday , October 15 2018

Woman faces jail for pimping out 14-year-old in Auckland hotels

A 19-year-old woman has admitted pimping out a 14-year-old, accepting money from a client, and driving the girl to and from hotels around downtown Auckland.

Monika Rachael Kelly appeared at the High Court in Auckland last Friday where she pleaded guilty to a charge of sexually exploiting the 14-year-old girl over four occasions in March and April last year.

Kelly created a profile for the victim on Seeking Arrangement, a US dating website which labels itself  as for ‘sugar babies’ and ‘sugar daddies’, changing the girl’s date of birth to make her appear over 18.

According to the summary of facts, she set up a profile for the 14-year-old on a smartphone app, took the girl to the hotels and then received payment through internet bank transfers.

Justice Matthew Downs remanded her on bail but said there was every prospect she would face a lengthy prison term when she appeared for sentencing in November.

In March 2017 the victim was taken to an office building where she had sexual intercourse with a man and gave him an oil massage, Stuff.co.nz reported.

Two weeks later, Kelly arranged for the victim to have group sex with the same man and his associates at the CityLife Auckland Hotel, charging $350 for 90 minutes. Despite the arrangement for group sex only one man showed up, court documents stated.

A week later the victim was taken to the Best Western President Hotel to be filmed having sex with a man for $200.

Kelly also took the victim to City Life Hotel on ANZAC Day to have sex with a man for $350.

Throughout all the incidents, Kelly was given the promised payment for every arrangement and gave part of the payment to the victim for one arrangement.

When a police investigation began in July 2017, Kelly tried to prevent witnesses from providing evidence, court documents stated.

Kelly claimed she did not make the arrangements and was only trying to help the victim, but she pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual exploitation of a minor.

She will be sentenced on 13 November.

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