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Police: Pair Gave Child 'Prostitution Advice' in Sex Trafficking Scheme

The two also supplied underage girls with condoms, marijuana and took money from the transactions, according to the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department.

A man and woman were charged Friday with using two 17-year-old girls as prostitutes, including having the girls engage in 10 to 20 sex acts.

Demond L. Day, 33, of the 700 block of Hyde Drive in O’Fallon, was charged in St. Charles County Court with sexual trafficking of a child under age 18. Tiffany Leigh Piper, 21, of the 1400 block of Triangle Drive in St. Peters, was charged as an accessory to the crime.

St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer told Patch the two girls who acted as prostitutes both are 17 years old.

"They're underage in regards to the charges (against Day and Piper), but legally they're considered adults," Neer said.

A detective said in a report that Day and Piper supplied the girl with condoms, marijuana and advice on how to engage in prostitution between June 8 and Thursday, June 21.

Neer said the department's Cyber Crimes Unit uncovered the operation.

"There was use of computers to arrange the meetings, and the Cyber Crimes Unit intercepted the arranged meeting times," Neer said.

Sheriff's department detectives arrested the individuals at the at 5555 Veterans Memorial Parkway in . Day and Piper had the girl turn money from those acts over to them, the report states.

Neer said meetings were arranged at different hotels in St. Louis and St. Charles counties.

Sexual trafficking of a child under age 18 carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

Rich Pope September 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Welcome to the Jerry Springer...er...um...O'Fallon, Patch.
Rich Pope September 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM
So Amber...your sister was a "legal" escort who got busted because her friend was mad that she didn't pay for her manicure? Is that what she had said? You must be straight trippin' boo. You sista done assed-out.
Ali farish November 20, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Lol @ legal escorting in texas.. Hm.
soyamado August 02, 2013 at 09:54 PM
I am pleased to see the aggressive actions being taken by the agencies against this formerly hidden crime and relieved to hear of the success of the rescues! I want severe penalties enforced against both the traffickers AND the men who use these children! Parents be aware of who your childrens friends are, where they go, who they chat with online - if you don't pay attention to them, someone else will and it may be a predator! for the victims I offer hope: http://stephaniesprayercorner.blogspot.com/.
Jennifer D. August 22, 2013 at 09:53 PM
It is hard to believe it was circumstantial of revenge over fake nails when it clearly states it was tracked via cyber unit...meaning they found evidence on the Internet and/or computer or digital device. Also having known Tiffany personally as well it is a horrible shame. She had so much potential, beautiful, intelligent, great dresser etc. but amber is also wanted in Lincoln county and is on the journals most wanted page for aiding a sexual offender. Needless to say this family has had a lot of hardships and needs tons of prayers

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