(SHELBY COUNTY D.A. NEWS RELEASE) - MEMPHIS – March 10, 2017 -- A man and woman have been indicted on charges that they posted provocative photos of a 15-year-old girl online to entice customers to pay to have sex with her, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.
A grand jury indicted Jimmy Bryant Jr., 30, and Brittaney Ball, 25, on two felony counts of trafficking for sexual servitude. Bryant is free on $100,000 bond. Ball is free on $75,000 bond.
An investigation showed that the young girl was taken and held against her will by the couple in March of 2014 and used them in an online adult website to get customers to have sex with her in exchange for money.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Bryce Phillips and Stacy McEndree of the DA’s Special Victims Unit which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.