Additional charges filed in alleged Macon gang prostitution ring

awomack@macon.comJune 10, 2014 

Four additional women were charged Tuesday as part of an prostitution ring operated by a Macon street gang.

An indictment also levies additional charges against 24-year-old Sidney Raymond Sapp, the alleged leader of the Money Over Everything street gang who has been jailed since his May 29 arrest in connection with the case.

Sapp and Navon Christine Johnson, 22, are charged with rape, child molestation, statutory rape, pimping for a person under 18, trafficking of people for sexual servitude, and two counts of violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

Sapp and Johnson, who also is alleged to be a member of the MOE gang, allegedly prostituted a then-15-year-old girl against her will between Oct. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012, according to an indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court.

The two also are accused of advertising the girl to customers using backpage.com, an online classified ads site.

Sapp’s mother, 44-year-old Jerryetta Sapp, his sisters, 19-year-old Justeene Sapp and Asialeena Sapp, and his child’s mother, 23-year-old Jacquelyn Charmain Jackson, also were indicted along with Johnson on charges of pandering, violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, keeping a place of prostitution for someone under 18 and prostitution, according to the court document. Asialeena Sapp’s age was not available Tuesday.

The women are alleged members of MOE.

Sidney Sapp additionally is charged with aggravated assault, stemming from an allegation that he choked the teenage girl with his hands.

District Attorney David Cooke credited the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, specifically Lt. Mike Kenirey and the special investigations unit, for hard work during months of investigating, meticulous interviewing and follow-up police work.

“This is our first step in dismantling MOE,” Cooke said.

Sidney Sapp and Johnson are being held at the county jail without bond, according to jail records.

Arrest warrants will be obtained for the other women named in the indictment as a result of the court filing.

Four members of the gang were charged last year in the May 6, 2013, shooting death of 36-year-old Russell Jacobs and 40-year-old James Pittman Wood in south Monroe County.

Jordan Keaugh Maxwell, 19, has pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life without parole.

Another teenager pleaded guilty to armed robbery in the case and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Cases against two other teens still are pending.

Six alleged MOE members, including Maxwell, were named in a 28-count Bibb County indictment filed late last year alleging that gang members took part in a Bibb County crime spree in April and May 2013, including three carjackings, two robberies and a smash-and-grab burglary. Two of the alleged members also were charged with possession of marijuana, along with gang charges.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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