ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - The mother of a 14-year-old victim in a pimping investigation is advising other parents to be nosy.
The two girls accused of pimping the teen were scheduled for their first court appearance Wednesday morning, but elected to waive their preliminary hearing.
Jadaisha Jackson is accused of being party to the crime of sex trafficking. Co-defendant Essence Archie is charged with trafficking of persons for labor or sexual servitude, aggravated child molestation and pimping.
The GBI said Archie and Jackson are accused in connection with selling sex with a 14-year-old girl.
A sergeant told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark
Winne the young woman estimated some nights she was made to have sex with 15 or more men at various places in metro Atlanta.
Winne spoke to the victim's mother by phone Wednesday.
"I was, I guess, shocked," she said, adding that she was "in denial."
That was at first, and then she said she had no doubt now what happened. The mother said she knew Archie, who had been in her family's home.
"I'm really hurt all around that they would do this to my daughter," the mother told Winne.
Her advice to other parents: Be nosy. Be aware and as nosy as you can be with your child.
"Just monitor their social media, monitor their phone activity and their friends very closely," said Conyers Police Department Sgt. K.D. Moore.
The mom told Winne
she's praying a lot and her daughter is returning to church.
A spokeswoman for the GBI emailed Winne a statement saying cases like this are a priority for the GBI.
"As part of our investigations we will attempt to identify those involved in the trafficking of minors so they can be charged. We will also attempt to identify the individuals who have engaged in sexual acts with the minors and charge them as appropriate," the statement said.
Archie and Jackson remain in the Rockdale County Jail.