PHOENIX — Donald Ladel Jackson and Tennessee Maire Jackson were indicted by a state grand jury on 19 felony counts, including child sex trafficking, illegal enterprise, money laundering, drug trafficking and use of firearms while selling drugs.
The Jacksons recruited teen girls and other young women to engage in acts of prostitution or sexually explicit performances for men, said a release from the Arizona Attorney General’s office
The Jacksons also used the women to sell and transport drugs.
Two juvenile victims and one adult victim were rescued from their alleged pimps by detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Tennessee and Donald Jackson allegedly controlled the girls’ living arrangements and set prices, as well as arranged sexual liaisons for the girls and women, as young as 17, as part of their prostitution enterprise.
Both of the defendants are charged with selling heroin.
Tennessee Jackson is charged with employing a minor to engage in narcotics sales, by “delivery of Percocet pills to sex buyer” with the pseudonym ‘Glen,” the indictment says. Percocet is a highly addictive opioid prescription drug which contains Oxycodone.
They are being charged for operating their prostitution and drug racket between the dates of Sept. 1 and Jan. 11, says the indictment, which was filed on Monday, Feb. 11.
The Jacksons are each being held on a $25,000 bond.