Man faces charges of sex trafficking of a minor after federal and local investigation
A Spokane man is being charged with human trafficking of a minor following a multi-agency investigation determined that he prostituted and assaulted a 17-year-old girl and attempted to lure other women on social media.
Pierre Jamel Davis, defendant, was arrested last week on charges of 2nd degree trafficking, promoting travel for commercial sexual abuse of a minor and other charges.
An affidavit detailed the investigation by the F.B.I., Dept. of Justice and the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force. According to it, Davis and another man, Kendyl Dunn both participated in prostituting a pair of two girls, both age 17. The court documents said the two victims were friends who had known each other for three years.
It was not clear from the affidavit if Dunn had been arrested.
Dunn and the victims met in February, and Dunn later asked one of them on Facebook if she wanted to make money through prostitution. Court documents said she initially said no, but she was “brainwashed” by the men, and agreed eventually to the request.
It’s unclear how the second victim was initially involved.
Between May 17 and July 21, Davis and Dunn drove the women around Spokane, Coeur D’Alene and nearby cities and towns to perform paid sex acts in homes and hotels.
Court documents state that one victim was assaulted by Davis on June 27 when she told him she wanted to quit being a prostitute, and he “shoved her head several times” against a car door window.
One victim’s mother, unnamed in court documents, learned about the arrangement and testified to investigators.
Michel Lundy, the renter of the apartment that the girls stayed in and the owner of the two cars, was arrested on Aug. 2 in relation to the case, court documents said.
Lundy admitted to soliciting sex with on of the girls and said he became “friends” with her and her family.
The victim’s mother also told investigators that her daughter was being “groomed” for prostitution by an adult mental health counselor at Kootenai Health on Coeur D’Alene. Although court documents do not name the counselor, he was likely Jeffrey Worley, who fits the job description and time period of the arrest. Worley was arrested in July for sexual abuse against a woman suffering from mental health issues.