Monday, November 24, 2014

Woman Pleads Guilty To Failing to Report 17-Year-Old Working as Prostitute

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Kansas woman pleaded guilty Monday to failing to report that a 17-year-old girl was working as a prostitute, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Brittany L. Morris, 25, Winfield, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of misprision of a felony. In her plea, she admitted that on April 11, 2013, she received a call from two officers working undercover who called in response to an advertisement on the Internet.

Morris arranged for herself and a 17-year-old girl to meet the officers at a hotel off K-10 Highway near Eudora, Kan., to exchange sex acts for money.

At the hotel, Morris told the officers the price would be $600 an hour. When Morris was arrested, officers learned that the girl with her was 17 years old.

The girl admitted to working as a prostitute in New Orleans, Wichita and Kansas City with Morris. Both Morris and the girl posted advertisements on the Internet offering sexual services.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 18. Both parties agreed to recommend a sentence of between eight and 14 months in federal prison. Grissom commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin for their work on the case.