3 Charged with Allegedly Running Sex Trafficking Operation That Victimized Teenage Girls at Redlands Massage Parlor

            RIVERSIDE, California – Three defendants who allegedly trafficked teenage girls to engage in commercial sexual activities at a San Bernardino County massage parlor have been arrested on a federal grand jury indictment, the Justice Department announced today.

            Law enforcement have arrested the following defendants who are charged in the indictment with one count of conspiracy and two counts of sex trafficking of a minor:

  • Ji Ryang Chae, 54, a.k.a. “Chae Yu” and “BB,” who was the manager of Ace Care Massage Parlor in Redlands and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado;
  • Jasmine Dakota Beverly, 24, a.k.a. “Bbybegirl,” the manager-in-training at Ace Care, formerly of Redlands but currently resides in Costa Mesa; and
  • Earnest Akindele Teamer, 26, a.k.a. “Scooby,” “Splash,” and “$koobystacks,” who acted as a recruiter for Ace Care, of Redlands.

Chae was arrested on November 3 and made her initial appearance yesterday in United States District Court in Denver. Teamer, who was arrested on July 27, has been ordered jailed without bond and remains in federal custody. Beverly was arrested on August 3 and is free on $15,000 bond.

Beverly and Teamer have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them and June 18, 2024 trial date has been scheduled in this case. Chae’s arraignment is expected in United States District Court in Riverside in the coming weeks.

            According to an indictment, from at least March 2022 to April 2022, Beverly and Teamer recruited girls under the age of 18 years old to work as commercial sex workers at Ace Care. Beverly allegedly would provide transportation to Minor Victim 1 – a 15-year-old girl – and Minor Victim 2 – a 14-year-old girl.

            As recruiters, Beverly allegedly took $10 from Minor Victim 1 for each customer the girl saw while Teamer allegedly took $200 per week from the victim.

            Chae, as Ace Care’s manager, allegedly would require workers to pay “rent” in return for condoms, cleaning supplies, and a place to work, and she also would take approximately $2,000 per month for “rent” from Minor Victim 1.

            Teamer, who acted as a “pimp” for Minor Victim 2, would require her to give him some or all the proceeds from her work as a commercial sex worker, the indictment alleges.

            In a separate indictment, Teamer is charged with one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, one count of production of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography, and two counts of receipt of child pornography. Teamer has pleaded not guilty to these charges and has a March 5, 2024 trial date scheduled in that case.

            Teamer allegedly produced child sexual abuse material, namely a video of himself engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

            An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

            If convicted on all counts, the defendants would face a statutory maximum sentence of life in federal prison. Chae and Beverly would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. Teamer would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison.

            Homeland Security Investigations and the Redlands Police Department are investigating this matter.

            Assistant United States Attorney Tritia L. Yuen of the Riverside Branch Office is prosecuting these cases.


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