On my other site (cheap plug) I used to give craigslist and Backpage prostitutes a hard time. I thought getting out of the life was easy. I thought they could just walk out whenever they wanted. Then I met someone at a human trafficking symposium who was in the life and the stories that she told the audience made me realize how difficult it really is to escape that kind of life especially when a pimp is involved. Since then I focus more on the actual johns and traffickers than the prostitutes themselves. This time however I can’t do that because even if our subject today was under the control of a pimp I’m pretty sure even the pimp would be horrified at what allegedly took place.
Police in Warren, Michigan, say that Jennifer Marie Brys advertised her services as a prostitute on Backpage. She was contacted through her ad by one Edward Cody Reardon. The pair had texted back and forth which is usual when an ‘escort’ is setting up an appointment. What is unusual is that somehow the conversation turned to her 4-year-old daughter. I’ve known working girls and I know someone who is still in the business. The ones I know that do have children would never divulge that kind of information to a potential john. Anyway, this apparently piqued Reardon’s interest because he then basically asked “Uh…how much for the girl?”. Not in those words but…
In one text message, Reardon allegedly wrote, “To be honest I won’t even wanna do like much with u… I really like her.”
Investigators say Reardon was willing to pay $200-$300 for time with Brys. When he found out she had a daughter, he allegedly agreed to pay at least $300-$500. He allegedly said he wanted to shower with the child.
And police say that she was willing to go through with this. If it wasn’t for the fact that the baby daddy went through her text messages a 4-year-old girl may have been molested for a mere 3 bills. I guess that’s the going rate these days to condemn your child to a life of tragedy.