Police say pair traded sex with girl for money, drugs

Posted on07 June 2013.


Two folks have been charged with sexually abusing a minor after the victim was allegedly pandered to older men in exchange for money and drugs more than a period of at least a year.

Barbara Ann Bell-Cates and Jaysan Matthew Gal had been reportedly charged with statutory sexual seduction among other charges on Might 22 by the District Attorney’s Office.

A criminal complaint filed against the two alleges that amongst April 1, 2010 and May possibly 31, 2012, the victim in the case was allegedly encouraged, pandered and permitted to engage in unprotected sexual relations with older guys.

Gal has been charged as 1 of the older guys alleged to have been intimate with the young girl, who was under the age of 16 at the time the case began. He was more than the age of 21 at the time the events of the case occurred, producing the partnership illegal.

Bell was additionally charged by the DA’s office with pandering a kid, perjury and sexual youngster abuse and neglect.

According to the complaint, Bell is alleged to have abused the girl by aiding and abetting Gal as he allegedly had sex with the victim as effectively as inducing, persuading, encouraging, enticing or compelling the victim to engage in prostitution for money or other things of worth.

In addition to encouraging the victim to participate in prostitution, Bell is also alleged to have permitted the young female to have unprotected sex with adult males as effectively as have encouraged her to carry out sexual acts for males in exchange for drugs.

The DA’s workplace notes in the complaint against Bell that she “did willfully and unlawfully lead to Jane Doe to suffer unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering as the result of sexual abuse or neglect.”

In addition to the charges against Bell, the defendant has also been charged with a single count of perjury right after it is mentioned she encouraged the victim to make a false statement in the case on Oct. ten, 2012.

“Barbara Ann Bell-Cates did willfully and unlawfully suborn Jane Doe to make a statement which she knew not to be true and/or did aid or abet in Jane Doe’s perjury,” the complaint states.

A summons for each Bell and Gal was reportedly sent out by the court for the two to appear in Pahrump Justice Court later this year on charges in the case.

An arraignment date was set for Bell, who is presently in the custody of the Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace on another drug-associated case, for June 26.

She is getting held in lieu of $ 50,000 bond for failing to appear in court for a charge of burglary as well as a charge of unlawful use of a controlled substance.

An arraignment date for her co-defendant was set for Sept. 30 at 9 a.m.

This is the second time in a small a lot more than a year that Gal has been charged with allegedly getting inappropriate sexual relations with a young female in Pahrump.

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