The federal government arrested Ace Care Massage Parlor manager Ji Ryang Chae, 54, a.k.a. “Chae Yu” and “BB”; Ace Care Manager in Training Jasmine Dakota Beverly, 24, a.k.a. “Bbybegirl”; and Ace Care Recruiter Earnest Akindele Teamer, 26, a.k.a. “Scooby,” “Splash,” and “$koobystacks,” for allegedly trafficking teenage girls to engage in commercial sexual activities. The defendants are charged with one count of conspiracy and two counts of sex trafficking of a minor.
The federal government alleges that from March 2022 to April 2022, Beverly and Teamer recruited girls under 18 years old to work as commercial sex workers at Ace Care. Beverly would transport Minor Victim 1 – a 15-year-old girl – and Minor Victim 2 – a 14-year-old girl. As recruiters, Beverly allegedly took $10 from Minor Victim 1 for each customer the girl saw; Teamer allegedly took $200 per week from the victim. Chae, as Ace Care's manager, allegedly would require workers to pay “rent” in return for condoms, cleaning supplies, and a place to work, and she also would take about $2,000 per month for “rent” from Minor Victim 1. Teamer, Minor Victim 2's alleged pimp, would make her give him some or all the proceeds from her work as a commercial sex worker.
In a separate indictment, the federal government charged Teamer with transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and receipt of child pornography. Teamer allegedly produced child sexual abuse material, namely a video of himself engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The defendants would face a statutory maximum life sentence in federal prison if convicted on all counts. Chae and Beverly would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. Teamer would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison.