PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Bail for two individuals accused of promoting and compelling prostitution is set at more than $1.5 million each.
Mamie Marie Jackson, 25, and Lionel Gregory Jenkins, 35, both appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court earlier this summer where they were arraigned on a secret grand jury indictment.
Jenkins – originally for Fresno, California – is charged with eight counts of promoting prostitution and three counts each of compelling prostitution and using a child in the display of sexually explicit conduct.
Jackson – originally from Sacramento, California – is charged with six counts of promoting prostitution and three counts each of compelling prostitution and using a child in the display of sexually explicit conduct.
Bail for Jenkins is set at $1.54 million dollars. Jackson’s bail is set at $1.53 million dollars.
Both remain in custody at the Multnomah County Detention Center.
Prosecutors in Sacramento, according to local media reports, decided not to retry Jenkins in 2014 after a jury was unable to reach a verdict in a case in which he was accused of murder. The Sacramento Bee reports Jenkins had been arrested in September 2013. The paper reports, “Prosecutors said the shooting resulted from a dispute that erupted between Parker and Jenkins when the defendant’s daughter did not pay the victim’s girlfriend for a $40 hair weave.”
In the Multnomah County case, Jenkins and Jackson are accused of promoting and compelling an underage female into prostitution. Records show that detectives believe the female was sold for sex acts at least three separate times with different men.
According to the indictment, by allowing the teen to participate in and engage in sexually explicit conduct, they allowed a child to be displayed in sexually explicit conduct.
Both Jenkins and Jackson have since appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court and have been arraigned. Not guilty pleas were entered on their behalves.
Attempts to reach Jenkins’ criminal defense attorney for the California homicide case have been unsuccessful.
The case is being investigated by the Portland Police Bureau’s Human Sex Trafficking Unit.